Higher Education Bill — Third Reading — 31 Mar 2004 at 19:20
The majority of MPs voted to allow the Higher Education Bill 2004 to move to its third 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.
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||0||153 (+2 tell)||0||95.1%|
|Lab||309 (+2 tell)||18||0||80.6%|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||no|
|Mr Gerry Steinberg||City of Durham||Lab||no|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow Pollok||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mrs Alice Mahon||Halifax||Lab||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Jim Cousins||Newcastle upon Tyne Central||Lab||no|
|Ms Helen Clark||Peterborough||Lab||no|
|Mr Tony Colman||Putney||Lab||no|
|Mr John Lyons||Strathkelvin and Bearsden||Lab||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|Alan Williams||Swansea West||Lab||no|
|Stephen Hesford||Wirral West||Lab||no|