Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

PMQ 25 May

During Prime Minister's Question Time, Julie asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne - standing in for David Cameron - about tuition fees. The Coalition Government trebled tuition fees four years ago and now, the Government intends to create a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that would assess and grade the quality of teaching in universities, allowing the highest performing universities to increase their fees with inflation beyond the current £9,000 cap.

 

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Julie asked the Chancellor, who has overseen these tuition fee hikes, why his views have changed so dramatically since 2003. In a letter to a constituent, Osborne described fees as a "tax on learning."

 

You can watch Julie's PMQ here: http://bit.ly/1XwqQh8

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