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US Federal Funding For Students At UK Conservatoires

EDM number 722 in 2012-13, proposed by Joan Ruddock on 13/11/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education, North America and Performing arts.

That this House very much regrets the changes to US federal aid to overseas students which has had a profound effect on conservatoires in the UK, reducing both the opportunities for US students to study in the UK and the income of the institutions affected; understands that the requirement for foreign institutions to have their own degree awarding powers was intended to exclude bogus institutions; notes its effect is to exclude some of the UK's world-class institutions, such as Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts; further notes the comment made by the Minister for Higher Education earlier this year that `America loses out if some of our excellent universities and colleges become inaccessible for gifted American students and other students miss out from the enrichment provided by their American peers'; and calls on Martha Kanter, Under-Secretary at the US Department of Education to review urgently the policy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Joan Ruddock13/11/2012Lewisham, DeptfordLabourProposed
Frank Doran13/11/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSeconded
Louise Ellman13/11/2012Liverpool, RiversideLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley13/11/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Thurso13/11/2012Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Valerie Vaz13/11/2012Walsall SouthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins19/11/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway21/11/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mike Hancock21/11/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward22/11/2012Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy30/11/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Lucy Powell12/12/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned

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