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Funding for universities

EDM (Early Day Motion) 743: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to provide vital funding for universities that are under mass financial strain; notes this is not an unexpected side effect from the covid-19 outbreak, but that the outbreak has worsened pre-existing problems resulting from a lack of financial Government support of higher education and the marketisation of education; further notes that thirteen universities, as found by the ISF, will face bankruptcy without a Government bail-out; recognises that SOAS University, the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, is currently facing a mass restructuring as a result of long term financial strain that has worsened with the covid-19 outbreak; and calls on the Government to take action to provide essential support for those institutions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Leicester East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Islington North
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Coventry South
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Stirling
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 2 September 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2020
Denton and Reddish
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Wansbeck
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Foyle
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Rochdale
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2020
Bedford
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2020
Bermondsey and Old Southwark

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.