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Labour Party And Tuition Fees

EDM number 1580 in 2010-12, proposed by Julian Huppert on 10/03/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education, Political parties and Students.

That this House notes the comments of Lord Mandelson in the foreword to his updated memoir The Third Man that `I assumed, as the Treasury did, that the outcome [of the Browne Review] would have to include a significant increase in tuition fees' and that he felt that tuition fees would have to double in order to offset the deficit-reduction measures that the Labour Party would also have implemented had it won the election; recalls that fees were introduced in 1997 by a Labour government with a Parliamentary majority of 179; further recalls that they were then tripled in 2001, by a Labour government with a Parliamentary majority of 167; further notes that by Lord Mandelson's admission, had the Labour Party continued in office after the 2010 general election, it would have sought to at the very least double tuition fees; and regrets that the current Labour leadership has not been open and transparent about this issue.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Julian Huppert10/03/2011CambridgeLiberal DemocratProposed
Stephen Williams10/03/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley10/03/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock14/03/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech14/03/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George16/03/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Hemming22/03/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams01/04/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned

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