Higher Education Bill — Meaning of "the relevant authority" — 31 Mar 2004 at 18:34
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted in the minority (Aye).
The majority of MPs voted to keep the proposed arrangements for the Office for Fair Access to approve access plans prepared by universities before permitting them to charge top up fees.
The rejected Lords amendment read:
- No. 71, in page 13, line 37, leave out 'Director (as defined by section 29(1)' and insert 'funding body (as defined in section 22(2))
The effect of this would presumably have been to give the main role of the Office for Fair Access to the various higher education funding bodies.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||365 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.0%|
|LDem||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|