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Amendment 806A2 - OXBRIDGE MA DEGREES;Amdt. line 9:

  • Session: 1999-00
  • Date tabled: 24.07.2000
  • Primary sponsor: Cook, Frank
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    at end add "and further notes that St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee Universities confer such masters degrees immediately whereas BAs at Oxford and Cambridge have to wait three and a half years before being able to flaunt their 'free of effort' promotion and asserts that this situation is just as unacceptable as the other.".

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 24.07.2000

OXBRIDGE MA DEGREES

  • Session: 1999-00
  • Date tabled: 06.06.2000
  • Primary sponsor: Lawrence, Jackie
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    That this House expresses concern at the process whereby, unlike at other universities in the UK, Bachelor of Arts graduates from Oxford and Cambridge can apply for the automatic granting of an MA degree; notes that this practice enables graduates from Oxford and Cambridge to claim an apparent advantage in the jobs market over graduates attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from other universities and devalues and undermines the efforts and achievements of those students earning an MA after a period of further study and assessment by examination or dissertation; and calls for either the phasing out of the 'free of effort' MA Oxbridge degree or alternatively the provision of automatic MA degrees for all graduates in a spirit of equality and fairness regardless of their universities.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Adams, Irene Labour Party Paisley North 27.07.2000
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 13.07.2000
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 09.06.2000
Best, Harold Labour Party Leeds North West 06.06.2000
Borrow, David S Labour Party South Ribble 08.06.2000
Bradley, Peter Labour Party The Wrekin 06.06.2000
Buck, Karen Labour Party Regent's Park and Kensington North 06.06.2000
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 07.06.2000
Chaytor, David Labour Party Bury North 08.06.2000
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 06.06.2000
Clark, David Labour Party South Shields 06.06.2000
Clarke, Tony Labour Party Northampton South 06.06.2000
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 29.06.2000
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 26.06.2000
Cryer, John Labour Party Hornchurch 06.06.2000
Cunliffe, Lawrence Labour Party Leigh 12.06.2000
Davis, Terry Labour Party Birmingham Hodge Hill 11.07.2000
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 08.06.2000
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 08.06.2000
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 08.06.2000
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 20.07.2000
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 13.06.2000
Foster, Michael Jabez Labour Party Hastings and Rye 29.06.2000
Fyfe, Maria Labour Party Glasgow Maryhill 07.06.2000
Gordon, Eileen Labour Party Romford 06.06.2000
Griffiths, Nigel Labour Party Edinburgh South 06.06.2000
Griffiths, Win Labour Party Bridgend 07.06.2000
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 06.06.2000
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 08.06.2000
Jones, Jon Owen Labour Party Cardiff Central 07.06.2000
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 08.06.2000
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 06.06.2000
Kemp, Fraser Labour Party Houghton and Washington East 06.06.2000
Kumar, Ashok Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 12.06.2000
Ladyman, Stephen Labour Party South Thanet 13.06.2000
Lawrence, Jackie Labour Party Preseli Pembrokeshire 06.06.2000
Laxton, Bob Labour Party Derby North 06.06.2000
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 07.06.2000
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 14.06.2000
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 27.07.2000
McWalter, Tony Labour Party Hemel Hempstead 06.07.2000
McWilliam, John Labour Party Blaydon 08.06.2000
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 07.06.2000
Norris, Dan Labour Party Wansdyke 07.06.2000
Rammell, Bill Labour Party Harlow 06.06.2000
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 06.06.2000
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 07.06.2000
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 09.06.2000
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 06.06.2000
Smith, Angela E (Basildon) Labour Party Basildon 07.06.2000
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 07.06.2000
Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd West) Labour Party Clwyd West 06.06.2000
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 08.06.2000
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 15.06.2000
Winterton, Rosie Labour Party Doncaster Central 06.06.2000
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 12.06.2000

Amendment 806A1 - OXBRIDGE MA DEGREES;Amdt. line 7:

  • Session: 1999-00
  • Date tabled: 12.06.2000
  • Primary sponsor: Mitchell, Austin
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    leave out from 'dissertation' to end and add 'urges Oxford and Cambridge to award its MA degrees on that basis but insists that all those still living who have paid for MAs shall have their payment refunded provided they stop using their title, including the honourable Member for Grimsby who paid ú30 for his MA degree from Oxford University.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 12.06.2000