Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student — 31 Mar 2004 at 18:20
The majority of MPs voted to introduce variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year.
The defeated amendment, No. 128, was introduced by Dr Ian Gibson MP who said of the amendment:
- It was recommended by the Public Bill Office as the only way to remove the introduction of variable fees from the Bill
-  Dr Ian Gibson MP, House of Commons, 31 March 2004
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||315 (+2 tell)||55 (+2 tell)||0||91.7%|