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    The Student Room has a Model House of Commons, where members from a variety of TSR Parties (Socialist, Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative, UKIP, etc) put forward legislation to be debated. A private members bill on tuition fees was recently put forward by a Conservative MP in our Model Parliament. What do you think of this idea?

    B336 - Tuition Fees Bill 2010 - The Rt. Hon. Teaddict MPAn Act to change the way in which tuition fees operated in the United Kingdom

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

    1 Tuition Fees Cap
    (1) The maximum tuition fee restriction that Universities may charge is hereby increased to £12,000 per annum for all students matriculated from the day upon which this Act comes into force.

    2 Tuition and Maintenance Loans
    (1) The Student Loans Company (SLC) shall provide the offer of a loan to cover the full cost of tuition to all students matriculated after the day this Act comes into force.
    (2) The SLC shall provide a loan to (partly) cover the cost of living ('maintenance loan') to all students matriculated after the day this Act comes into force; and
    (a) This shall be a loan of up to £5,000 per annum;

    3 Repayment of loans
    (1) The repaying of all tuition and maintenance loans shall commence upon graduation of the student whereby said students income exceeds the amount of £21,000 per annum
    (a) Repayments shall be made at nine pence in each pound earned over the threshold stated in section 3.1.
    (b) Repayments shall cease 40 years after the completion of the qualification that the loan was towards.
    (c) The loans will be charged a rate of interest equivalent to the sum of 1.5% plus the rate of inflation at the RPI measure.

    4 Commencement
    (1) The provisions contained within this Act shall come into force on 1 September 2012.

    5 Short Title
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Higher Education Act 2010
 
 
 
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