Eleanor Laing

First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

Epping Forest Conservative

University Tuition Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on tuition fees applicable to UK undergraduate students at universities in England. Subjects of specific votes have been on the subjects of introducing fees, increasing to fees, and capping fees.

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Eleanor Laing generally voted against university tuition fees

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 4 Nov 1997: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Student Finance — Opposition Day Debate Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Eleanor Laing voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Eleanor Laing voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against 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. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against 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. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: Eleanor Laing voted no on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against raising the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Eleanor Laing voted against the immediate abolition of all tuition fees, the re-introduction of maintenance grants of up to £2,000 for students from low-income homes, and changes to the country's higher education system. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Eleanor Laing voted in support of the Liberal Democrat policy of abolition of tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to approve raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Forcing Schools to Become Academies — Further Rises in University Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Energy Prices — Europe — Tuition Fees — Public Sector Pay — Minimum Wage — Student Grants Show vote

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