Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student

Division number 123 in the House of Commons on 31 March 2004.

Lord Darling of Roulanish voted for the introduction of variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year.

A majority of MPs voted the same.

288 for, 316 against, 0 abstained, 51 absent.


Tellers: Kelvin Hopkins, Geraldine Smith


Tellers: Vernon Coaker, Gillian Merron