Oxford IV Round 1

The briefing announced a move to 7 minute speeches to bring the tournament in line with the other major large IVs. Also there was in depth discussion about place setting debates - judges were instructed to penalize teams who place set without sufficient depth to allow others to participate in the debate. Care was taken to ensure that the judges realize rounds are not to be limited to the British political context. There are no automatic 4ths, judges should let the teams decide that via their argumentation. Feedback will be examined by someone whose only duty is to examine and compile them. Round 1: This House believes that Adoption Agencies that receive state funding should give priority to same sex couples and infertile couples.