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.
Michael Gove consistently voted for university tuition fees
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On 9 Dec 2010:
Michael Gove voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.
On 9 Dec 2010:
Michael Gove 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.
On 11 Sep 2012:
Michael Gove voted against reducing tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans.
On 25 May 2016:
Michael Gove voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees.
On 29 Jun 2017:
Michael Gove voted against an energy price cap; against a properly resourced industrial strategy; against maintaining the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; against maintaining the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; against increased funding of public services; against scrapping university tuition fees; against restoring Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; against ending the public sector pay cap and against increasing the minimum wage.
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