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Use of the Chamber (Youth Parliament)

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 5:40 pm on 12th March 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee 5:40 pm, 12th March 2009

I was thinking about some of the meetings of the Youth Parliament that the hon. Gentleman and I have attended. Has any problem occurred due to the fact that when the Youth Parliament meets in Cheshire's county hall, its members sit on the benches—the seats—that are normally allocated to elected councillors? What on earth is the difference? They are seats. The important thing, surely, is the status of the institution. We should be proud of the fact that we are extending the facility of being able to come here to the young people of this country.

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