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University Participation

EDM number 1894 in 2005-06, proposed by Dari Taylor on 23/03/2006.

That this House applauds the success of the university sector; recognises the vital contribution universities make to economic, cultural and intellectual well-being; believes that the expansion of higher education has been generally a good thing for individuals and for society; supports the principle that all those who have the ability should have the right to access higher education; regrets that the opportunities and advantages arising from a university education are still not accessed equitably by students from poorer and less traditional backgrounds; rejects the proposition that growing numbers of those entering higher education are not, or will not, benefit from it; notes in particular that there will be an increased need to support opportunities to access higher education by mature full-time and part-time undergraduates as the number of 18 year olds declines after 2010; recognises that any policy which had reduction of participation in higher education as an objective would undermine individual opportunity, capacity for regional regeneration, innovation and the development of a professional and skilled workforce and would run directly counter to the expansionist higher education policies being pursued and funded by China and other emerging, competitor economies; and urges the Government to re-state the economic case for funding improved participation in higher education.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Dari Taylor23/03/2006Stockton SouthLabourProposed
Doug Naysmith23/03/2006Bristol North WestLabourSeconded
Rob Marris23/03/2006Wolverhampton South WestLabourSeconded
Ian Gibson23/03/2006Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
David Anderson23/03/2006BlaydonLabourSeconded
Frank Cook27/03/2006Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle27/03/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Brian Iddon27/03/2006Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer27/03/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin27/03/2006Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/03/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan28/03/2006HalifaxLabourSigned
Mark Durkan28/03/2006FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Murphy28/03/2006TorfaenLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins28/03/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis29/03/2006Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Alison Seabeck29/03/2006Plymouth, DevonportLabourSigned
Stephen Williams29/03/2006Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jamie Reed29/03/2006CopelandLabourSigned
Diana Johnson29/03/2006Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Robert Flello29/03/2006Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams29/03/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/03/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Francis29/03/2006AberavonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn29/03/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore29/03/2006HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/03/2006GowerLabourSigned
Chris Bryant29/03/2006RhonddaLabourSigned
Andrew Miller29/03/2006Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty29/03/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Kevan Jones29/03/2006North DurhamLabourSigned
Helen Jones29/03/2006Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/03/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dai Havard29/03/2006Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Julie Morgan29/03/2006Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean29/03/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice30/03/2006PendleLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey30/03/2006West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/04/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Mark Fisher18/04/2006Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn18/04/2006JarrowLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly19/04/2006Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
David Borrow19/04/2006South RibbleLabourSigned
Joan Walley20/04/2006Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell24/04/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nigel Dodds24/04/2006Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Smith27/04/2006Vale of GlamorganLabourSigned
Janet Anderson03/05/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson04/05/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland04/05/2006Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Kidney10/05/2006StaffordLabourSigned
Albert Owen16/05/2006Ynys MLabourSigned
Vera BairdUnknownWithdrawn

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