Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Following the success of the first annual interschools’ debating competition last year, Peter Lilley is to host the competition – open to teams from secondary schools in Hitchin and Harpenden – again this year.

    The competition is to be held at Sir John Lawes School, as they won the competition last year, and will take place this Thursday 10th March from 6-8pm. Six teams will debate three motions: That this house would legalise polygamy and polyandry; That this house would ban genetically modified organisms in farming; and That this house believes we are too late on global warming.

    The students will be judged by a panel of judges drawn from each of the three major parties and a non-political Chair.

    Peter said: “This competition came about because a number of local students raised the idea with me. The standard of debating was extremely high last year, and I am looking forward to hearing this year’s teams. We are very lucky to have such an experienced panel of judges, and I hope that all the students will be able to learn a lot from taking part."

    All are welcome to come and support the students.