Tuition Fees

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:09 pm on 30th November 2010.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) 9:09 pm, 30th November 2010

It will not surprise you to learn, Mr Deputy Speaker, that I am disappointed by the hon. Gentleman's intervention. I expected a little contrition on Labour's part, even if it consisted only of the words "We are sorry for introducing tuition fees". If you were a student in Scotland and you had a choice, who on earth would you support? Would you support the Labour party, which introduced tuition fees, wanted to increase them exponentially and initiated the Browne report, or would you consider the SNP, which had nothing to do with tuition fees and even went as far as abolishing Labour's graduate endowment? That was our commitment to free education in Scotland, and I make no apologies for it.