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Julian Brazier calls for ban on lobby of Parliament by scouts to be lifted

Julian Brazier Julian Brazier, the Conservative MP and chairman of the of the all-party group on Adventure and Recreation in Society, has joined calls for a ban on an organised lobby of Parliament by one hundred cub scouts to be lifted.

The scouts had planned a trip to Parliament and a room had been booked for them off Westminster Hall in order that they could lobby MPs to oppose a rise in water charges for voluntary groups.

However, the Commons authorities have cancelled the room booking on the grounds that the scouts are "not yet eligible to vote".

But Mr Brazier, along with Labour MPs Martin Salter and Stephen Pound, has written to the Speaker seeking his intervention to overturn the "unacceptable" decision on the grounds that "all constituents, regardless of age, should be free to lobby their MPs".

The BBC has more.

Jonathan Isaby


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