On Tuesday 25th October, five students from Tytherington School visited Parliament for a Parliamentary Induction Day, which was organised by local MP, David Rutley.
During their visit the students 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. To gain a greater understanding of Parliamentary processes, 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.
While in Parliament, 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. David also introduced the students to Jane Ellison MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Martin Lewis OBE, who was in Parliament to give evidence to the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Public Bill Committee.
Following the Induction David 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.”