NOTE: The venue for this event has changed from Committee Room 10 in the House of Commons, to the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House, 1 Parliament Street, SW1A 2JR. 

On Monday 16 July MRS is due to host a debate at the House of Commons as part of its membership of the Debating Group. 

The proposed MRS motion is “Social media can’t be trusted with self-regulation”.

The Times journalist Hugo Rifkind, will be proposing the motion supported by Jo Causon, CEO of the Institute of Customer Service; with Advertising Association CEO Stephen Woodford opposing and supported by Zahra Bahrololoumi, Accenture's Senior Managing Director of Technology UK and Ireland. MRS Honorary Fellow, the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge DBE MP, will be taking the Chair.

The debate is sponsored by the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan DBE MP and admission is by invitation only. Debate tickets are £25 and can only be purchased from the Debating Group. The charge for invitation is made in order to defray administrative expenses and is not a charge for admission to the House of Commons.

To obtain an admission ticket please contact Debating Group Secretary, Doreen Blythe.

MRS debates at the House are always very popular, to avoid disappointment early booking is recommended!


Portcullis House
1 Parliament Street,London,SW1A 2JR

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