Michael Fabricant has asked a written Parliamentary Question to the Prime Minister about Stephen Sutton, the Burntwood lad who has raised over £3 million for cancer charities. Here is the Question and the Prime Minister’s reply as it appears in Hansard:
Michael Fabricant: “To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received on the work of Stephen Sutton in fundraising for cancer charities; and if he will make a statement.”
The Prime Minister: “I was very moved to read of the outstanding fundraising work carried out by Stephen and his passion to raise money for teenage cancer services to help others like him.
As part of Stephen’s list of 50 things he wants to do, he came to Downing street to give a speech in July last year. Although I was unable to meet him on that occasion I continue to be awe-struck by his enthusiasm, his determination and achievement.
His fund-raising is not only incredible in itself but is also an inspiration for young people and the wider community.”
Since composing this reply, the Prime Minister met Stephen Sutton in Staffordshire.