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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

What I am saying is that people fight elections to enable them to sit on these green Benches, and we should not underestimate the status of being elected to come and take a seat in this House. The House is easily carried away, perhaps on what people believe to be political correctness and appealing to young people. If there were the referendum that Labour Members have talked about, I wonder whether its result would be what they believe.

I say, in particular to the hon. Member for Reading, West, who, sadly—I say this with emphasis and sincerity—is leaving the House at the next election, and we will be deprived of his outspoken comments that occasionally enliven debates in this place

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