Tour of Houses of Parliament for students and busines leaders from Diss and Harleston

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by st

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by students from Archbbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston. Picture: KERRY KIRBY - Credit: Archant

Students and business leaders were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by st

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by students from Archbbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston. Picture: EMMA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Mr Bacon spent more than an hour showing members of the Diss and Harleston Business Forums around the corridors of power, with visits to both the Commons and Lords chambers - where he was able to give a flavour of how parliament works.

Members of the forums were also joined by eight year-nine students from the debating club at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston.

They were shown a painting of the Archbishop which sits within the Palace of Westminster, denoting his role in democracy after he and six other bishops were imprisoned for opposing policies of King James II in the 17th Century.

The students posed questions to their local MP and forum members were able to discuss latest developments in government policy, particularly with regard to Brexit.

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by st

Members of Diss and Harleston business forums visit the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by students from Archbbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston. Picture: KERRY KIRBY - Credit: Archant


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Archbishop Sancroft student Tabitha Smith said afterwards: 'It was amazing to see inside such an important place and to learn about its history in such a friendly environment.'

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