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Free Education

EDM number 875 in 2008-09, proposed by John McDonnell on 24/02/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Higher education.

That this House welcomes the national demonstration organised by students in favour of free education on 25 February 2009; regrets that this academic year could see the lifting of the £3,000 cap on tuition fees in higher education; expresses grave concern that student debt and poverty is increasing and that the introduction of marketisation and privatisation within the education system from school to college to university has undermined the fundamental principles that education is a right for all people and is beneficial for society as a whole; and therefore urges the Government to halt all further privatisation and marketisation of the education system, abolish top-up fees for higher education and instead tackle student poverty by increasing the national minimum wage to a living wage for all workers above the age of 16 years and providing living grants for students.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John McDonnell24/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Bob Spink25/02/2009Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Robert Wareing25/02/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSeconded
Mike Hancock25/02/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Linda Riordan25/02/2009HalifaxLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis25/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan25/02/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/02/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/02/2009GowerLabourSigned
Colin Burgon25/02/2009ElmetLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle25/02/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson25/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Dai Davies26/02/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Neil Gerrard26/02/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Paul Flynn26/02/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
David Drew26/02/2009StroudLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin26/02/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/02/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones26/02/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh26/02/2009SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech03/03/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/03/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington04/03/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Kate Hoey20/03/2009VauxhallLabourSigned
Ian GibsonUnknownWithdrawn

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