Stu­dents visit seat of power

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

SIXTH form stu­dents and staff from All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege vis­ited Par­lia­ment to learn more about how the coun­try is gov­erned.

They met by David Rut­ley, MP for Mac­cles­field, for a tour and ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

Mr Rut­ley took the group around the Palace of West­min­ster and showed them the Royal Gallery, the House of Lords and the House of Com­mons.

He also took the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plain to them more about his role as a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment.

The group also went into a Com­mit­tee Rooms where they dis­cussed the re­gen­er­a­tion of Mac­cles­field town cen­tre and ru­ral is­sues – in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of bet­ter broad­band and the im­pact of the lo­cal plan on those com­mu­ni­ties.

The stu­dents also asked about the Gen­eral Elec­tion, the Queen’s Speech, pub­lic sec­tor spend­ing and in­ter­na­tional aid.

Speak­ing af­ter the visit, Mr Rut­ley said: “It was great to have the op­por­tu­nity to meet with these stu­dents, and to be able to show them around Par­lia­ment.

“It was clear that they were very in­ter­ested in our demo­cratic pro­cesses and that was great to see.

“I would like to thank them for their thought­ful ques­tions, and I hope that they en­joyed their visit.”

Stu­dents from All Hal­lows are wel­comed to Par­lia­ment by MP David Rut­ley

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