Early day motion 1154

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That this House condemns the massive, above inflation pay rises of university vice-chancellors while insisting their employees stick to a one per cent increase; points out that in the Russell Group of universities which represents 24 of the most selective higher education institutions in the country basic pay rose by more than £20,000 last year to an average of almost £293,000; highlights the case of the Open University's Martin Bean, the highest-paid boss, who earns £407,000 a year and is apparently so busy he has just advertised for a £45,000 a year speechwriter; is certain that no potential student picks a university because of its vice-chancellor; notes that the appeal from Universities Minister David Willetts to exercise restraint has fallen on deaf ears; understands the disquiet among staff, particularly lecturers, that below inflation pay rises are imposed on them while their employers enjoy record remuneration; and calls on the Government to ensure that vice-chancellors' pay increases only by the same percentage as that of their staff.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 12.03.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 10.03.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 24.03.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 13.03.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.03.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 12.03.2014