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  Kids make history in Parliament
Updated 10 June 2002, 16.59
Children have been invited to parliament
A group of six school children are making history on Monday by becoming the first kids to give their views in Parliament.

It's the first time ever children as young as 10 have been invited to the House of Commons to speak to MPs about human rights.

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The politicians want to know what children think about their rights, and want them to be more involved in making decisions about things that affect them.

Children have been invited to parliament
The Houses of Parliament
The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights are thinking about setting up a special group responsible for children's rights.

Children's Rights Commissioner

One of the six children, 16-year-old James Sweeney, said it was good to be able to talk to the MPs, and might help get a Children's Rights Commissioner for England appointed.

"I think it will give young people a chance to say what they want to say for once," said James.

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