As it happened: Tuesday at the Conservative conference

Key points

  • London Mayor Boris Johnson focuses his speech on housing, and urges the government to tackle the "baleful effects of stamp duty in London"
  • Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith argues that the government is "returning fairness" to the welfare system
  • England's health watchdog the Care Quality Commission will be given statutory independence, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announces

Live text


  • Aiden James 
  • Ed Lowther 
  • Bernadette McCague 

Last updated 1 October 2013

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