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EDM number 625 in 1991-92, proposed by Bill Michie on 05/02/1992.

That this House notes with concern the Sheffield University students' survey highlighting the alarming level of debt facing students following government changes to the grants system and the withdrawal of entitlement to benefits, which finds that nearly 90 per cent. of students questioned in the survey were in debt at the end of October 1991, a figure not only worrying because of size but the time in question, namely 31st October, which is after the majority of students deposited their grant cheques, and shows that levels of debt were also high with 18.5 per cent., having debts over ú1,000; and further that with 57.1 per cent. of respondents to the survey intending to apply for a top-up loan in the current year and 42.2 per cent. intending to apply to the Access Fund, applications showed a significant increase from last year with 12.7 per cent. more students indicating they would be applying for a loan, and an even greater proportion, 15.5 per cent. stating they would be applying to the Access Fund than had applied in the previous year, with 44 per cent. of those respondents receiving a local education authority mandatory award not receiving the full parental contribution; further notes the particular problems faced by students on leave of absence with no income, as they are not entitled to grants, student loans or social security benefits; and calls on the Government to review urgently the situation and to unfreeze the student grant, to re-establish student eligibility to income support, housing and unemployment benefit and to allow students on leave of absence to claim social security benefits.

This motion has been signed by a total of 81 MPs.

Bill Michie05/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleyProposed
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Terry Patchett05/02/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Richard Caborn05/02/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
Harry Cohen05/02/1992LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/02/1992Islington NorthSigned
Bob Cryer05/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/02/1992LeighSigned
Ron Davies05/02/1992CaerphillySigned
Patrick Duffy05/02/1992Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Kenneth Eastham05/02/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
Derek Fatchett05/02/1992Leeds CentralSigned
Mark Fisher05/02/1992Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Mildred Gordon05/02/1992Bow and PoplarSigned
Tony Banks05/02/1992Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes05/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron05/02/1992Rother ValleySigned
Tony Benn05/02/1992ChesterfieldSigned
David Blunkett05/02/1992Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/02/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Chris Mullin05/02/1992Sunderland SouthSigned
Dawn Primarolo05/02/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Ted Rowlands05/02/1992Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneySigned
Brian Sedgemore05/02/1992Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Clare Short05/02/1992Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Dennis Skinner05/02/1992BolsoverSigned
Chris Smith05/02/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
George Howarth05/02/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Peter Kilfoyle05/02/1992Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Ken Livingstone05/02/1992Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden05/02/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon05/02/1992HalifaxSigned
Jim Marshall05/02/1992Leicester SouthSigned
Ian McCartney05/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Alan Meale05/02/1992MansfieldSigned
Mo Mowlam05/02/1992RedcarSigned
Gordon Oakes05/02/1992HaltonSigned
Ron Leighton05/02/1992Newham North EastSigned
John Cummings06/02/1992EasingtonSigned
Terry Davis06/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie06/02/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody06/02/1992Crewe & NantwichSigned
Derek Enright06/02/1992HemsworthSigned
John Evans06/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman06/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ashok Kumar06/02/1992LangbaurghSigned
Dennis Turner06/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Mike Watson06/02/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Ernie Ross06/02/1992Dundee WestSigned
Tom Cox06/02/1992TootingSigned
Eric Illsley06/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
John McAllion06/02/1992Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey06/02/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Elliot Morley06/02/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Keith Bradley06/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Frank Cook06/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Dave Nellist07/02/1992Coventry South EastSigned
Peter Hardy10/02/1992WentworthSigned
Robert Hughes10/02/1992Aberdeen NorthSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Win Griffiths10/02/1992BridgendSigned
Terry Fields11/02/1992Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
John Battle11/02/1992Leeds WestSigned
Irene Adams11/02/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Joan Lestor11/02/1992EcclesSigned
Robert Parry11/02/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Martin Redmond12/02/1992Don ValleySigned
Ronald Brown12/02/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
Paul Flynn12/02/1992Newport WestSigned
Roy Beggs12/02/1992East AntrimSigned
Jack Thompson12/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Alan Williams12/02/1992Swansea WestSigned
Peter Pike14/02/1992BurnleySigned
Tony Lloyd14/02/1992StretfordSigned
Max Madden17/02/1992Bradford WestSigned
Audrey Wise17/02/1992PrestonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned
Bruce George12/03/1992Walsall SouthSigned

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