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MP presents prizes in Parliament for pro life school essays

13 January 2010

MP presents prizes in Parliament for pro-life school essays Westminster, 13 January 2010 - David Burrowes MP has presented the 2009 Robin McNair Prize in the Houses of Parliament. Student-contestants wrote essays on bioethical issues including abortion, human embryos and the rights of the disabled.

The Robin McNair Prize commemorates one of Britain's leading fighter pilots in the Second World War. After the war Squadron Leader Robin McNair fought for the rights of the unborn through his membership of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).

The prize competition is jointly sponsored by the SPUC Educational Research Trust and the McNair family.

150 entries were received from more than thirty schools.

A full report of the prize-giving event, including high-resolution photographs suitable for publication, can be seen at The prize-winners were: 1st prize – Kirsty Jones, High School for Girls, Gloucester 2nd prize – Emily Nightingale, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School 3rd prize – Dexter Leung, Eton College

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