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.
Ian Mearns consistently voted against university tuition fees
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On 9 Dec 2010:
Ian Mearns voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.
On 9 Dec 2010:
Ian Mearns voted against 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:
Ian Mearns voted to reduce 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:
Ian Mearns voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees.
On 29 Jun 2017:
Ian Mearns voted for an energy price cap; for a properly resourced industrial strategy; to maintain the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; to maintain the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; for increased funding of public services; to scrap university tuition fees; to restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; to end the public sector pay cap and to increase the minimum wage.
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