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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 Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield 5:40 pm, 12th March 2009

I hope that I have your permission, Madam Deputy Speaker—at least tacitly—to refer to the amendment.

Nobody wants to keep young people out of this Palace. Like people in all parts of the House, we want to encourage more and more young people to take an interest in politics and party politics. I spend considerable time in my constituency going round secondary schools in particular, although I also visit junior schools, to meet fifth and sixth-formers, because they are developing an interest in politics. We have a free and encouraging exchange of questions and answers. I believe—

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