Use of the Chamber (Youth Parliament)

Part of Public Accounts – in the House of Commons at 4:41 pm on 12th March 2009.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 4:41 pm, 12th March 2009

I am grateful to the Deputy Leader of the House for giving way. The reason I am looking querulous is that the Prime Minister said:

"Consultation will take place with...Mr. Speaker, and through the Leader of the House, with this House as to whether the Youth Parliament should be invited here in this Chamber once a year, on a non-sitting day."—[ Hansard, 3 July 2007; Vol. 462, c. 819.]

He did not say once, but "once a year". Is that a pledge that the Prime Minister has made on which the Government are now reneging, or should some other meaning be given to those words?

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Douglas White
Posted on 13 Mar 2009 2:36 pm (Report this annotation)

Is this not a waste of time?, a cover for the lack of true discussion on matters of import to the people of the country?.