Student Finance — 23 Jun 2003 at 18:52
I beg to move,
That this House calls on the Government not to allow universities to introduce top-up fees.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"congratulates the Government on its plan to abolish up-front tuition fees and to raise the threshold for repayment of loans from £10,000 to £15,000; endorses the further steps that the Government is taking to widen participation amongst students from deprived backgrounds-the establishment of the Office for Fair Access, the introduction from 2004–05 of a £1,000 grant for students from the poorest backgrounds and better support for part-time students; welcomes the sustained investment in higher education through annual increases of 6 per cent. in real terms over the next three years; and recognises the need to maintain UK universities at the forefront of world research and to equip the UK workforce with the high level skills needed to compete in the global marketplace."
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 193, Noes 267.
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||267 (+2 tell)||10||0||68.2%|
|LDem||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||88.7%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||aye|
|Dr Jim Marshall||Leicester South||Lab||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|George Mudie||Leeds East||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||aye|