mALVERN'S Rebecca Davies gave a presentation to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in her capacity as a member of the national Youth Parliament.

The 13-year-old pupil from The Chase outlined the results of the assembly's deliberations on law and order to Mr Prescott and Home Office Minister Paul Boateng.

Rebecca was one of three Worcestershire delegates who attended the first ever session of the Youth Parliament.

The 400-strong Parliament met at the Cumberland Hotel, in London, with a brief to consider a youth manifesto.

Their discussions included education and opportunities, the environment and health and international matters.

"It was really good and very interesting," said Rebecca, who was chosen as an MYP at County Hall last year, following elections involving 17 candidates.

The next step in her political career is a regional meeting in a few months' time, to discuss what the Youth Parliament should do next.

It was agreed at the London meeting that the initial one-year term would be extended to two, after which candidates may stand for re-election. However, Rebecca said she would probably stand down.

"I'll be busy with GCSEs around then, so I'll probably let someone else have a go," she said. "But I'd like to stay involved with the Youth Parliament."