To the dismay of some of its own supporters, Labour announced last month that it would abolish grants for living costs and offer students loans. Judith JuddReuse content
Graduates should repay a proportion of their tuitionfees to help meet the cost of higher education, Labour was told yesterday. Baroness Tessa Blackstone, a Labour foreign affairs spokeswoman in the Lords, told a London conference that students should pay back 20 per cent of their fees. The vice-chancellors' leader, Professor Gareth Roberts, said Labour would be unable to fund higher education properly unless it insisted on loans for a portion of tuition fees.