Higher Education Bill — Second Reading — 27 Jan 2004 at 18:38

Mr John Gummer MP, Suffolk Coastal voted in the minority (No).

The majority of MPs voted to allow the Higher Education Bill 2004 to move to its Second reading, and continue its path to becoming law.

The main provisions of the bill were:

  • To allow University tuition fees to increase from the fixed £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year.
  • To create the Office for Fair Access to regulation higher education institution's charging of fees.
  • To create the Office of the Adjudicator in Higher Education - a complaints body - higher education institutions became legally bound to deal with.
  • To create the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • [1] Wikipedia article on the Higher Education Act 2004

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con1 158 (+2 tell)098.8%
DUP0 60100.0%
Ind0 20100.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab314 (+2 tell) 72195.3%
LDem0 540100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP0 50100.0%
Total:315 310196.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Robert JacksonWantagewhilst Conaye
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabno
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Mr Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Mr Martin CatonGowerLabno
Mr Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabno
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabno
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Mr David CrausbyBolton North EastLabno
Mr Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Mr John CryerHornchurchLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Mr Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLabno
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Mr Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabno
Mr Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Mr Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabno
Mr Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabno
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Mr Paul FlynnNewport WestLabno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Mr Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Mr John GroganSelbyLabno
Mr Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Mr Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Mr Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
Mrs Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabno
Mr Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Mr Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Mr Ian LucasWrexhamLabno
Mr Iain LukeDundee EastLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Mr Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLabno
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Ms Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabno
Ms Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabno
Mr George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Mr Albert OwenYnys MônLabno
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Ms Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Ms Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabno
Dr Gavin StrangEdinburgh East and MusselburghLabno
Mr Jon TrickettHemsworthLabno
Dr Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabno
Dr Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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