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Clegg gives Oxbridge tuition fees pledge

Nick Clegg has warned Oxford and Cambridge universities that it is "not up to them" to decide whether they can charge fees of up to £9,000 a year.

During a BBC debate hosted by political editor Nick Robinson, the deputy prime minister said they had to "dramatically increase" access for poorer students, after Cambridge said it could demand this amount.

From 2012, English university fees will be between £6,000 and £9,000 a year.

  • 09 Feb 2011
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