MPs to debate petitions relating to university tuition fees
20 October 2021
On Monday 25 October, MPs will debate a petition relating to university tuition fees
Tom Hunt MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, has been asked by the Committee to open the debate, and MPs from all parties can take part. The Government will send a Minister to respond.
‘Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000’
The petition, which received more than 581,000 signatures, states: “Call on the government to consider holding debates in Parliament between MPs and university students to raise/discuss issues that affect them. It will allow students to voice their opinions and concerns about tuition fees of £9250 a year which are too high, particularly as grants have been removed.”
In its response to the petition, provided on 26 January 2021, the Government said: “Tuition fee levels must represent value for money and ensure that universities are properly funded. Government is not considering a reduction in maximum fee levels to £3,000.”
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one, or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.