Higher Education Bill — Second Reading — 27 Jan 2004 at 18:38
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.
-  Wikipedia article on the Higher Education Act 2004
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||158 (+2 tell)||0||98.8%|
|Lab||314 (+2 tell)||72||1||95.3%|