Early day motion 1805

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LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY AND REDUCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING

That this House congratulates the London Metropolitan University on the work it has done to widen participation in higher education; notes with concern its decision to cut 70 per cent. of its undergraduate courses, including cutting all access to history, philosophy and performing arts subjects; regrets that this will lead to a loss of jobs and education provision in London and limit course choices markedly; further notes that a large proportion of London Met' students are from non-traditional backgrounds and that such cuts will adversely impact widening participation in London; furthernotes the Government's 80 per cent. reduction in the higher education teaching budget and removal of state funding from all arts, humanities and social sciences; believes that such cuts will reduce provision at a vast number of institutions across the country; and calls on the Government to reinstate such funding and to urge London Metropolitan University to review its decision in order to ensure adequate and sustainable provision of higher education.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 09.06.2011
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 07.06.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 18.05.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 16.05.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.05.2011
Creasy, Stella Labour Party Walthamstow 19.07.2011
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 13.05.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 16.05.2011
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 12.05.2011
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 09.06.2011
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 07.06.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 16.05.2011
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 13.05.2011
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 07.06.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.05.2011
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 16.05.2011
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 18.05.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 24.05.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 12.05.2011
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 23.05.2011
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 23.05.2011
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 16.05.2011