7pm, 25th February
The subject of this year’s Michael Fabricant-Arthur Price of England
Schools’ Speaking Competition will be: "That this House believes that
all British residents shall be issued with identity cards and that this
will help in the fight against crime and terrorism."
Michael Fabricant says: "ID Cards are highly controversial. Should we
issue them in our free society? Is the principle the maintenance of
freedom or the protection of our citizens? Will ID cards work? These
and other issues will be debated by the five teams taking part. It will
be an interesting evening and everyone is welcome to watch and support
the students who will be participating."
The Competition will take place – under strict Parliamentary Procedure –
in The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield at 7pm on Friday 25th February.
Mister Speaker will be Malcolm Harbour MEP and the judges will be Cllr
Mrs Gwyneth Boyle (Mayor of Lichfield), Mr John Rackham MBE (Sheriff of
Lichfield), David Ratcliffe (President, Rotary Club, Lichfield St
Chad), and Mrs Barbara Dundas.
The schools taking part will be all 5 High Schools in the Lichfield
Parliamentary constituency: Nether Stowe School, Chase Terrace
Technology College, Chasetown Specialist Sports College, King Edward VI
School, and The Friary School.