Barbara recently welcomed a group of A-Level law students from St Mary’s Sixth Form Centre in Astley to Parliament.
The students were on a tour of London as part of their A- level course. This included a visit to the Royal Courts of Appeal.
Barbara met them to discuss how Parliament works and how Parliament makes legislation. The students then had a tour of the Parliament building before visiting the Old Bailey in the afternoon.
After meeting the students, Barbara said:
“It is always a pleasure to welcome local students to Parliament. The group were law students and naturally they were very interested in how Parliament makes laws. We discussed several issues, including whether the voting age should be lowered to 16. It is good that the group had the chance to visit London to see institutions such as Parliament, the Old Bailey and the Courts of Appeal.
"I hope the visit stimulates the students' interest in Parliament as well as in the legal system."