Tuition Fees

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:44 pm on 30th November 2010.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee 9:44 pm, 30th November 2010

I will give way once and only once. The hon. Lady had better consider whether it wants to be heard.

None of us, from either side of the House, wishes to penalise students, but students join a long list of people who are lobbying us at the moment: the police, the armed forces, pension policyholders, Equitable Life policyholders and people with infected blood. They and many others all have a good case, and to all we note the same problem: we simply do not have the money, because, as Labour's former Chief Secretary to the Treasury said, "The money has all gone."