Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees — 11 Sep 2012 at 21:51
The majority of MPs voted against reducing tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes with concern that September 2012 marks the first term where students will face the trebling of student fees to £9,000 a year;
- further notes that barriers are also being put up for vocational routes, with direct Government support for learners cut for level 3 courses and above, which includes apprenticeships and access courses to university, and with Higher Education-style loans being introduced, costing learners up to £4,000 a year; and
- calls on the Government to change course and, as a first step, reduce tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans.
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|
|Con||245 (+1 tell)||0||1||81.0%|
|Lab||0||209 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|LDem||39 (+1 tell)||0||0||70.2%|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||both|