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House of Lords Chamber Event – 1 December

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Would you like to be one of a small group of people given the opportunity to put forward your views on 21st Century international affairs in UK Parliament's House of LordsChamber?

As part of its outreach programme, the House of Lords opens the Chamber once a year to non-members for a debate. This year it will take place on Friday 1 December 2017.

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For the 2017 and eleventh event in the Lords chamber, the debating theme and title is: ‘In a world where traditional allegiance amongst nations are shifting, what role should the UK play in international relations?’ A debating motion outlining three angles for debate sits under this theme: 

1. The UK should keep the affairs of other countries at a distance and focus on its own problems.

2. The UK should aim to be a global leader.

3. The UK should aim to work closely with European countries, the EU, the Commonwealth and global partners to achieve common regional aims.

The aim is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience to members of the UK public from backgrounds that do not usually have the opportunity to engage with the House of Lords. There will be up to 220 participants in total drawn from across the UK. CPA UK, as an event partner, has been invited to nominate up to 20 participants. 

If you would like to be considered to participate, please complete and return the application form to cpauk@parliament.uk by midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017. Applicants must be aged 18 or over on 1 December 2017.

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