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Daily Telegraph And Access To Higher Education

EDM number 880 in 1993-94, proposed by Jeff Rooker on 16/03/1994.

That this House congratulates The Daily Telegraph for initiating a quite remarkable bursary scheme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are hoping to enter higher education; notes that the scheme is targeted in areas of England, Scotland and Wales where access to higher education by the population, even in a period of rapid expansion, has continued to be less than the more affluent areas; welcomes the fact that 47 of the 60 comprehensive schools and sixth form colleges who were approached participated; believes the scheme will make a modest but positive contribution to help widen access for young people whose families have in the past made less use of the nation's higher education resources than those whose parents have a professional background; sends best wishes to all the young people who participated in the scheme; and looks forward to its expansion in the continuing absence of a modern funding arrangements for mass higher education predicated upon a policy of open access and improved quality.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Jeff Rooker16/03/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrProposed
Colin Pickthall17/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Bridget Prentice17/03/1994Lewisham EastSigned
John Cummings17/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Jim Dowd17/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Andrew Faulds17/03/1994Warley EastSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Norman Godman17/03/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
David Alton17/03/1994Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Harry Barnes17/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Peter Bottomley17/03/1994ElthamSigned
Paul Flynn21/03/1994Newport WestSigned
Eric Clarke22/03/1994MidlothianSigned
Michael Connarty22/03/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Meale22/03/1994MansfieldSigned
Roy Hughes22/03/1994Newport EastSigned
Clive Soley22/03/1994HammersmithSigned
Nigel Jones22/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Peter Pike23/03/1994BurnleySigned
Peter Hardy23/03/1994WentworthSigned
Ken Livingstone23/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Edward O'Hara23/03/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Tommy Graham23/03/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Battle23/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner24/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Cohen25/03/1994LeytonSigned
Greg Pope28/03/1994HyndburnSigned
Ian Davidson28/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
John McFall29/03/1994DumbartonSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Roger Godsiff21/04/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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