The Member for the Government has two tasks:
- He/she must refute the arguments brought forward by the LO, which again may be argued at the level of evidence, argument or premise. Elements used in this refutation must be consistent with the rest of the Governments case.
- The bulk of the Members speech should be devoted to elaborating the case presented by the Prime Minister. Ideally, the case will have been thoroughly developed before the debate begins and the points in support of the argument divided between the two members. The member should never contradict the Prime Minister. Generally the member is awarded a greater proportion of his/her score
on the bases of his/her constructive argument rather than his/her refutation.