PUPILS from Sparsholt College grilled Winchester MP Steve Brine during a visit to parliament.

Year 12 and Year 13 students from the college met the undersecretary for health for a question and answer session during the visit last month.

The students are currently studying a course that encompasses major security incidents such as the terror attacks at Westminster Bridge and London Bridge and the Salisbury poisoning by the Russians.

They were also interested in asking Mr Brine’s thoughts on his role as a health minister following Salisbury chemical weapons attack and his ministerial responsibility for Porton Down.

Questions ranged from how the MP entered parliament, to his education and Brexit.

Mr Brine said: “I was very pleased to be able to speak to the students from Sparsholt College and I always make time for visiting groups. They asked some very pertinent questions and I hope the event, as well as being enjoyable, was very useful.”