||Dear Sir George,
I suppose that I am one of the silent majority that goes along with most of what the government of the day decrees.
However, I feel I must protest at the latest Government proposals for University fees.
The proposals will hit directly at 'middle-income' families whose income does not qualify for any grant aid, but is insufficient to support their children though University.
Personally I will be in a position where I cannot afford to keep my own children at University, but my taxes will be paying for lower income children to attend.
At a stroke, the Labour government will remove middle-income children from Universities & only the poor or very rich will be able to study.
I am sure that I am not alone in these concerns.
I would be interested to hear the Conservative position on the matter of University fees. Please do all you can to raise these concerns & force the Government to arrive at a sensible solution which is fair to all concerned.
|Date Issue Raised:
||22 Jan 2003
||Thank you for the email. The Conservative Party has objections to what the Government are proposing, and these were set out in the House today by Damian Green.
I have asked my office to send you a copy of Hansard so you can see exactly what he said.
I hope to put this on my website under FAQ in due course.