Lord Benyon

Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Conservative Peer

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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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Lord Benyon consistently voted for university tuition fees

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 29 Jun 2017: Lord Benyon 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. Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Lord Benyon 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. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Lord Benyon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote

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