Motions

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Suggest your own motion to share with the debating community.

Neil Harvey-Smith simply defines motions as “the topic for debate, worded “This House…”” (p.186) Essentially this house is the group that is proposing an action and that proposed action is the statement that follows.

In this page you will find hundreds of motions, many of them suggested by users, and some from tournaments that you may use as you wish. The intention of this list to give you ideas for possible debate motions so we have also included motions from the Debatabase. Where the proposer of the motion is known this also shows.

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This House would allow wire-tapped and ‘intercepted’ evidence as admissible in court
Clare Elliott
This House would allow women to compete in the same leagues as men
This House would allow women to take part in combat
Emma Regan
This House would arm teachers
This House would arm the police
This House would arm the Syrian rebels
This House would as the United States ban assault weapons
This house would assassinate dictators
This House would bailout journalism.
Nick Bibby
This House would ban alcohol
This House would ban all advertising of non essential goods and services
This House would ban all anonymous posting and commenting on the Internet.
Alex Harris
This house would ban all pornography and imprison people found to be viewing, shooting or producing it
This house would ban all unsustainable logging
This House would ban all whaling
This House would ban animal testing
This House would ban arranged marriages in EU countries
This House would ban beauty contests
This House would ban boxing.
This House would ban child performers
Jordan Webber
This House would ban cigarette advertisement from sport events
This house would ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
This house would ban cosmetic surgery
This House would ban countries with very harsh training methods from participating in international competitions
This House would ban faith schools.
This House would ban female genital mutilation.
This House would ban foreign aid from Uganda until it repeals its harsh anti-homosexuality laws
This House Would Ban Fraternities
This House would ban gambling
This House would ban gold mining
This House would ban government employees from joining extremist political parties
Rose Grogan
This House would ban handguns in Washington D.C.
Zal Shukla
This House would ban having more than two children
This House would ban homework
This House Would Ban Human Cloning.
Monika Sobocan
Rob Weeks
This House would ban junk food
This House would ban junk food from schools.
This House Would ban mannequins for Lingerie use
This House would ban music containing lyrics that glorify violent and criminal lifestyles
This House Would ban negative advertising in political campaigns
Alex Deane
This House would ban online gambling
This House would ban opinion polls in election campaigns
This House would ban partial birth abortions
James Laurenson
This house would ban private car ownership and would compel citizens to use the public eco friendly vehicles
This House would ban professional cheerleading
This House would ban religious schools
This House would ban religious symbols in public buildings
Lois Williams
This House would ban retired generals from government
This house would ban school students from having smartphones
This house Would Ban School Uniforms - Junior
Jordan Webber