Early day motion 1254

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24+ ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS

That this House believes that changes to the Government's 24+ Advanced Learner Loans Policy will have a serious impact on students aged 24 and above studying for level 3 or higher qualifications, including A Levels, BTECs and higher level apprenticeships at the Grimsby Institute and elsewhere; notes that the Government has acknowledged the need to invest in training and education and supporting people who want to re-skill later in life; further believes that the current policy will compel people working as higher level apprentices to take on loans of up to £10,000, which will act as a disincentive; further notes that mature students can face heavier burdens through marriage, children and even home ownership than younger students, and often need help and support to gain qualifications or advance their careers later in life than the average student and thus benefit both themselves and the nation; and calls on the Government to reconsider the policy of public contributions towards tuition costs for the learners affected.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 16.04.2013
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 17.04.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 15.04.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 24.04.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.04.2013
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 16.04.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 15.04.2013
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 26.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 17.04.2013
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 16.04.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.04.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.04.2013
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 18.04.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.04.2013
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 26.03.2013
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 26.03.2013