Question time at St George's as the Sixth Form welcome Philip Hammond MP

It was 'Question Time' at St George's College on Friday 15 June as the Sixth Form welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to their doors.

Philip Hammond, who is the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, greeted the Lower Sixth students and spoke at some length about the students' future, the challenges they face and how the government is planning to ensure a better future for young people when they grow up and leave school.

Then, it was time for Mr Hammond to face the students, and take part in a special Q&A session.

The students had done a lot of research prior to Mr Hammond's visit and had prepared thought-provoking, challenging questions for the MP. Topics ranged from Brexit, to the housing crisis and even to the sale of RBS shares from the government.

One student was very impressed with Mr Hammond's visit, saying: "Mr Hammond was down-to-earth, approachable and charismatic. He did not avoid any spontaneous questions, even the difficult ones, and gave detailed and informative answers that provided much to consider. It was a very enlightening session."

St George's would just like to thank Mr Hammond for coming in and speaking to the students, who learnt a great deal from his visit.

18 June 2018

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