UK Politics

Conservative Party conference agenda

The Conservatives begin their conference in Birmingham on Sunday - here is a rundown of the highlights of the week.


• 14.00 A strong start

Speakers likely to include Party Chairman Baroness Warsi

• 15.30 People power and the big society

Speech by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles


• 10.00 21st Century economy

Speeches by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond and Universities Minister David Willetts

• 11.30 The economy

Speech by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

• 14.30 Get Britain working

Speech by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

• 15.45 Environment and climate change

Speech by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman


• 10.00 Public services

Speeches by Education Secretary Michael Gove and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley

• 11.30 Cutting crime, reforming justice

Speeches by Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Ken Clarke

• 14.30 Reforming welfare

Speech by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

• 15.45 Tackling global poverty

Speech by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell


• 10.00 Defence and foreign affairs

Speeches by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Liam Fox

• 11.00 2012 Olympics

Speech by Culture and Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt

• 11.30 New politics and the devolved nations

Speech by Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan

Speech by Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson

14.30 Prime Minister David Cameron's leader's speech

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