Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions — 23 Jun 2004 at 16:15

Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews MP, Medway voted for ring-fencing fee income for use in higher education and for guaranteeing public funding of higher education.

The majority of MPs voted against ring-fencing fee income for use in higher education and against guaranteeing public funding of higher education.

The rejected amendment from the Lords (No. 4) sought to ensure new fee income would be additional, and guarantee public funding for higher education could never decrease, regardless of the needs of other public services. The Government's argument, put forward by Alan Johnston MP was that this breached "privilege" as: " It would tie the hands of future Governments and prevent them from determining their spending priorities in the light of the circumstances at the time."[1]

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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
Con0 118 (+2 tell)073.6%
DUP0 4066.7%
Ind0 1050.0%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 10074.6%
LDem0 49090.7%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 50100.0%
Total:291 194075.8%

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 Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno

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