Presentation on theme: "Introduction to British Parliamentary debate 07/10/2011."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to British Parliamentary debate 07/10/2011
Overview Every round/game has a motion which will be debated. An example motion you may debate is: “This House Would Ban Abortion at All Stages”. Four teams are involved in each debate. Each team is made up of two speakers. All speeches are of the same length. Speeches are either five or seven minutes long depending on the competition. At the end of the round, teams are ranked from first to fourth by judges (non-competing participants).
Teams There are two teams on the Government bench: Opening Government (OG) and Closing Government (CG). The two teams on the Opposition bench are: Opening Opposition (OO) and Closing Opposition (CO). Despite there being two benches, ALL four teams compete against one another.
Opening Government (OG) Closing Government (CG) Opening Opposition (OO) Closing Opposition (CO) 1.Prime Minister 3. Deputy Prime Minister 5. Member of Government (MG) 7. Government Whip (GW) 6. Member of Opposition (MO) 8. Opposition Whip (OW) 2. Leader of Opposition (LO) 4. Deputy Leader of Opposition (DLO) TOP HALF BOTTOM HALF