Tuition Fees

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:16 pm on 30th November 2010.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Chair, International Development Committee 9:16 pm, 30th November 2010

I do not deny for a minute the passion of Pete Wishart, but as was pointed out in an intervention, his party promised it would abolish student debt. There was no coalition; there was a minority Government. Yet within a week they said, "We only promised this because we didn't think we'd win the election. We couldn't afford it; it was uncosted and it was undeliverable."