December 20, 2009
Liberal Democrats Confirm Commitment to Scrap Tuition Fees
http://www.nickclegg.com/2009/12/tuition-fees/ Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats has announced that scrapping tuition fees would remain one of the party’s most important policies.
In a letter to Liberal Democrat members he today he set out a timetable to scrap fees, including those for part-time courses, over the six years following the General Election. The letter in full:
I’m writing to let you know some good news about the Liberal Democrat manifesto - good news for students and for everyone who wants a fairer Britain. This week the Party’s federal policy committee agreed a way to deliver one of our most important policies, the scrapping of unfair tuition fees. We’ve developed a plan to phase out tuition fees over the course of the next six years, to ensure this vital policy is affordable even at this time of economic crisis.