Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

Confronting the Deputy Prime Minister over plans to treble unive

Today in the House of Commons I challenged the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP, over the Coalition Goverment's plans to increases tuition fees which could result in students paying £9, 000 per year.

I asked the Deputy Prime Minister:

"In April he said that increasing tuition fees to £7,000 a year would be a disaster. What word would he use to describe fees of £9 000?

At the same time, outside parliament, thousands of students and lectures from Southwark and across the UK held a mass demonstration opposing the coalition's proposals. Changes to higher education would see English students pay among the highest fees of any public university system in the industrialised world.

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.