Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student — 31 Mar 2004 at 18:20
The majority of MPs voted to introduce variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year.
The defeated amendment, No. 128, was introduced by Dr Ian Gibson MP who said of the amendment:
- It was recommended by the Public Bill Office as the only way to remove the introduction of variable fees from the Bill
-  Dr Ian Gibson MP, House of Commons, 31 March 2004
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