17 Jul 2013

Ministers field questions from Youth MPs

12:45 pm on 17 July 2013

Government ministers have fielded questions in the debating chamber from young people participating in the Youth Parliament.

Every three years, MPs choose a young person to represent them and they take part in select committees and parliamentary debates.

A Youth Press Gallery is also chosen to report on their performances.

Ministers were asked questions on topics ranging from changes as Government has made cracking down on anti-mining protestors at sea to the regulation of legal highs, recent welfare reforms, charter schools and low voter turnout at the 2011 general election.