University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £9,000 — 14 Dec 2010 at 20:16

The majority of Lords voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.

The majority of Lords voted against changing the motion for debate from:

to:

  • This House
  • regrets that the Government has failed to consult adequately with parents, students, higher education bodies, employers and local authorities on raising student tuition fees and to convince many people of the fairness and sustainability of its proposals for funding higher education;
  • urges the Government to undertake more public consultation on the issue, including consultation with future graduates and their families who did not contribute to the consultation over the Browne review;
  • further considers that there should be an independent impact assessment on (a) the financial consequences of the proposed fees on students from both lower and middle income families, and (b) the financial consequences of the proposed fees on women, including a full assessment of the impact of the fees on equalities and fairness, and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to commission new research to analyse the probable impact on demand for university courses of fees being increased to the range of £6,000 to £9,000 per annum from students from lower and middle income families and women; and
  • further considers that, prior to contemplating any increase to the basic amount specified in section 24 of the Education Act 2004, the Government should publish a White Paper on reform of higher education funding, allowing for consultation and for consideration of alternative proposals.

Command paper Cm 7986 is a draft document which became The Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2010.

The £9,000 "Higher Amount" is the maximum fee an institution can charge if it has a plan in place under section 33 of the 2004 Higher Education Act[3]. Such plans require institutions to set out how they are to promote awareness of financial and access arrangements for the course. Regulations may be introduced to require governing bodies to monitor their institutions' compliance with their plans.

Sections 30-38 of the 2004 Higher Education Act deal with plans, and their enforcement. The plans are approved and enforced in accordance with Section 34 of the Act, by the "Office for Fair Access" which calls the plans "access agreements"[4]. Access agreements can be viewed on the OfFA website[5].

Ministerial guidance as to the content of the plans has been issued.[6]

In the absence of such a plan institutions are only permitted to charge the "Basic Amount". This division was followed by another vote which set the "Basic Amount" at £6,000 per year.[7]

The £4,500 cap applies to final years and sandwich course years where there is a shorter than usual amount of attendance required at the institution.

There was a [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2010-12-09&number=150 House of Commons vote on the same Statutory Instrument required for setting the upper limit for the university fee to £9,000 per year.

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The Bishop of ChichesterBishopaye
The Bishop of LincolnBishopaye
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellno
The Earl of ArranCon (front bench)no
Lord Ashcroft Conno
Viscount Astor Conno
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)no
Earl Attlee Con (front bench)no
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)no
Lord Bates Con (front bench)no
Lord Bell Conno
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)no
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)no
Lord Boswell of AynhoConno
Baroness Bottomley of NettlestoneConno
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)no
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConno
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)no
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Baroness Browning Conno
Baroness Buscombe Conno
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Conno
Earl Cathcart Conno
Lord Cavendish of FurnessConno
Lord Chadlington Conno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
Lord Crathorne Con (front bench)no
Lord Crickhowell Con (front bench)no
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Denham Conno
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Baroness Eaton Conno
Viscount Eccles Conno
Baroness Eccles of MoultonCon (front bench)no
Lord Eden of WintonConno
Lord Elton Con (front bench)no
Lord Faulks Conno
Baroness Flather Conno
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Conno
Lord Fraser of CarmyllieConno
Lord Freeman Conno
Lord Freud Con (front bench)no
Lord Gardiner of KimbleConno
Baroness Gardner of ParkesCon (front bench)no
Lord Garel-Jones Conno
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)no
Lord Glentoran Conno
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Viscount Goschen Conno
Lord Griffiths of FforestfachConno
Lord Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Harris of PeckhamConno
Lord Henley Con (front bench)no
Lord Heseltine Conno
Lord Higgins Conno
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Conno
The Earl of HomeConno
Baroness Hooper Con (front bench)no
Lord Howard of LympneConno
Lord Howard of RisingConno
Earl Howe Con (front bench)no
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)no
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord Hurd of WestwellConno
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)no
Lord James of BlackheathCon (front bench)no
Baroness James of Holland ParkConno
Lord Jenkin of RodingCon (front bench)no
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)no
Lord Kimball Conno
Lord King of BridgwaterConno
Lord Kirkham Conno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)no
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)no
Lord Leach of FairfordConno
The Earl of LindsayConno
The Earl of LiverpoolConno
The Marquess of LothianCon (front bench)no
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)no
Lord Luke Con (front bench)no
Lord Lyell Conno
Lord Macfarlane of BearsdenConno
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord MacLaurin of KnebworthConno
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)no
Lord Maples Conno
Lord Marland Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord Mawhinney Conno
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichConno
Baroness Miller of HendonCon (front bench)no
The Duke of MontroseConno
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Moynihan Conno
Baroness Neville-Jones Con (front bench)no
Baroness Newlove Conno
Lord Newton of BraintreeConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Northbrook Conno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
The Earl of OnslowCon (front bench)no
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conno
Lord Palumbo Conno
Lord Parkinson Conno
Lord Patten Conno
Lord Patten of BarnesConno
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Lord Pilkington of OxenfordConno
Lord Plumb Con (front bench)no
Lord Popat Conno
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)no
Lord Reay Conno
Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornConno
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)no
Baroness Ritchie of BromptonConno
Lord Roberts of ConwyConno
Lord Rotherwick Conno
Lord Ryder of WensumCon (front bench)no
Lord Saatchi Conno
Lord Sanderson of BowdenConno
Lord Sassoon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Seccombe Conno
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Lord Selkirk of DouglasCon (front bench)no
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Sharples Con (front bench)no
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
Baroness Shephard of NorthwoldCon (front bench)no
The Earl of ShrewsburyCon (front bench)no
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)no
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConno
Lord Spicer Conno
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)no
Lord Sterling of PlaistowCon (front bench)no
Lord Stewartby Conno
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Lord Tebbit Conno
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Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Baroness Trumpington Conno
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)no
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Waddington Con (front bench)no
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillCon (front bench)no
Baroness Warsi Con (front bench)no
Lord Wei Conno
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)no
Lord Wolfson of Aspley GuiseConno
Lord Wolfson of SunningdaleConno
Viscount Younger of LeckieConno
Lord Young of GraffhamConno
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchaye
Baroness Afshar Crossbenchaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Bilimoria Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
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Lord Freyberg Crossbenchaye
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Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
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Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
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Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
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Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rix Crossbenchaye
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Baroness Warnock Crossbenchaye
Lord Wedderburn of CharltonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchno
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchno
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchno
Lord Bichard Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Browne of MadingleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchno
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Lord Hylton Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Lord Luce Crossbenchno
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Murphy Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Northbourne Crossbenchno
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbenchno
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walton of DetchantCrossbenchno
Viscount Waverley Crossbenchno
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbenchno
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Browne of BelmontDUPaye
Lord Morrow DUPaye
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labouraye
Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabaye
Lord Adonis Labaye
Lord Ahmed Labaye
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabaye
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)aye
Lord Archer of SandwellLabaye
Baroness Armstrong of Hill TopLabaye
Lord Bach Lab (minister)aye
Lord Barnett Labaye
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)tellaye
Lord Beecham Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Billingham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blackstone Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blood Labaye
Lord Boateng Labaye
Lord Borrie Labaye
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyLab (minister)aye
Lord Bradley Labaye
Lord Bragg Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brett Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Browne of LadytonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)aye
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)aye
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)aye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Clark of WindermereLabaye
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabaye
Baroness Corston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of AbersochLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of StamfordLabaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Baroness Donaghy Labaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Baroness Drake Labaye
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Lord Elder Lab (minister)aye
Lord Evans of ParksideLabaye
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLab (minister)aye
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)aye
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Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)aye
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Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabaye
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Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)aye
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Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Fearn LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
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Lord Addington LDemno
Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)no
Lord Alliance LDemno
Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemno
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Benjamin LDemno
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)no
Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Viscount Falkland LDemno
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Lord German LDemno
Lord Goodhart LDemno
Lord Greaves LDemno
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Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Hussein-Ece LDemno
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Lord Macdonald of River GlavenLDemno
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Lord Methuen LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemno
Baroness Neuberger LDem (front bench)no
Lord Newby LDemno
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Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemno
Baroness Parminter LDem (front bench)no
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDemno
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDemno
Lord Rennard LDem (front bench)no
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)no
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellno
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemno
Lord Taverne LDemno
Lord Taylor of Goss MoorLDemno
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)no
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDemno
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Lord Tope LDemno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDemno
Lord Watson of RichmondLDemno
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord Willis of KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliated (front bench)no
Lord Grenfell Otheraye
Lord Pearson of RannochUKIPno
Lord Rogan UUPaye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno

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