Stu­dents get a les­son in run­ning the coun­try

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A GROUP fo high school stu­dents headed to Par­lia­ment to learn about how the Govern­ment works.

Five stu­dents from Tyther­ing­ton School took part in Par­lia­men­tary In­duc­tion Day, or­gan­ised by lo­cal MP, David Rut­ley.

Dur­ing their visit they ob­served pro­ceed­ings in both Houses of Par­lia­ment, in­clud­ing ques­tions to Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­che­quer in the House of Com­mons and Oral Ques­tions in the House of Lords.

The stu­dents also sat in on ev­i­dence ses­sions for the Dig­i­tal Econ­omy Bill Public Bill Com­mit­tee and the Sav­ings (Govern­ment Con­tri­bu­tions) Bill Public Bill Com­mit­tee, where Money Sav­ing Ex­pert Martin Lewis OBE was giv­ing ev­i­dence.

The stu­dents were also given a tour of the Palace of West­min­ster and ended the day with a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with David, where they asked him a range of ques­tions, from: youth in­volve­ment in pol­i­tics; the vot­ing age; the EU ref­er­en­dum; his work as a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment and the route he took to be­come a Par­lia­men­tar­ian.

They also met Jane El­li­son MP, Fi­nan­cial Sec­re­tary to the Trea­sury, and Martin Lewis.

Mr Rut­ley said: “It was great to wel­come the stu­dents to West­min­ster, and to have the chance to an­swer their ques­tions.

“I hope that they en­joyed find­ing out more about how Par­lia­ment works and that the ex­pe­ri­ence will help them both in their stud­ies and their fu­ture ca­reer choices.

“I was grate­ful for the chance to learn more about the is­sues that were im­por­tant to them, and wish them con­tin­ued suc­cess in their stud­ies.”

Stu­dents from Tytheringotn are pic­tured with Martin Lewis OBE, Jane El­li­son MP and Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley.

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