Higher Education and Research Bill — New Clause 5 — Student Living Costs Grants — 21 Nov 2016 at 19:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted for loans rather than means-tested grants to fund students' living costs.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of loans rather than means tested grants to fund students' living costs.
MPs were considering the Higher Education and Research Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Revocation of the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 and stated:
- “The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument No. 1951/ 2015) are revoked.”
The clause was accompanied by an explanatory note saying:
- This new clause would revoke the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which moved support for students from a system of maintenance grants to loans.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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|
|Con||277 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.1%|
|Lab||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||73.3%|