Year 12 Politics students visit Houses of Parliament

Date: 
Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Year 12 Politics students enjoyed a visit to Parliament in the company of Richard Fuller MP for Bedford and Kempston.

Mr Fuller gave the students a thorough tour of both the House of Commons and the "Posh" (as he described) House of Lords with a commentary about the history of the British and French Revolutions and the construction of the Palace of Westminster after the destructive fire of 1834.

Mr Fuller also told us about his role as an MP serving Bedford and Kempston.  One of the many tasks he undertakes is modifying law.  This was evident when he altered the Dangerous Dog Act (1997) by initiating proposals to increase the jail sentences for owners whose dogs attack or kill children.