Early day motion 2967

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FURTHER EDUCATION LOANS

That this House is aware that many UK students in further education currently pay 50 per cent of their tuition fees, while the state pays the rest; is alarmed about the Government's latest intention that by the year 2013-14 anyone aged 24 years or over, who wants to study at education level 3 or above, will then have to pay the full cost of their tuition via a student loan rather than through any upfront fees; is therefore deeply concerned that the Student Loans Company (SLC) has little time and too few resources to develop an adequate system able to administer such changes, especially as there exists at the present time insufficient information, advice, guidance and formal structures relating to such changes; and calls on the Government to cancel the introduction of this approach until at least a proper assessment is made of the likely impact it would have on both the SLC and students who have little or no previous experience of loans.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 26.04.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 17.04.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 18.04.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.04.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 18.04.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 19.04.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 24.04.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 18.04.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 25.04.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.04.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 25.04.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 24.04.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.04.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 18.04.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 18.04.2012
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 30.04.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 18.04.2012