UK Politics

In full: Conservative conference 2013 agenda

The Conservative Party's annual conference is being held in Manchester this year. Below is a rundown of what's happening where and when.

Sunday 29th September

14.00 Tribute to Baroness Thatcher

14.10 Party co-chairman Grant Shapps welcomes delegates

14.30 Foreign affairs, international development and defence

  • Speech by Foreign Secretary William Hague
  • Speech by International Development Secretary Justine Greening
  • Speech by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
  • Speech by leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament Richard Ashworth

16.30 Meet the chairmen

  • Party co-chairmen Grant Shapps and Andrew Feldman answer questions

17.30 Session ends

Monday 30th September

09.15 Environment and climate change

  • Panel discussion with Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and ministers from Department of Energy and Climate Change

10.30 The economy

  • Speech by Chancellor George Osborne on measures "to move Britain from rescue to recovery"
  • Speech by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin on improvements to transport network
  • Panel discussion on help for business

12.30 Lunch

14.30 Home affairs and justice

  • Speech by Home Secretary Theresa May
  • Speech by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

16.30 Conservative Policy Forum debate: "How would a majority Conservative government change Britain for the better?"

17.30 Session ends

Tuesday 1 October

09.15 Celebrating Britain

  • Culture Secretary Maria Miller leads panel discussion

10.30 Speech by London Mayor Boris Johnson

11.00 Delivering for less

  • Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles speak

11.45 Making work pay

  • Speech by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

12.30 Lunch

14.30 Education and health

  • Speech by Education Secretary Michael Gove
  • Speech by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

16.30 Election strategy discussion

17.30 Session ends

Wednesday 2 October

09.15 The UK

  • Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers, Scottish minister David Mundell and Welsh Secretary David Jones lead discussion

10.30 Stronger together

  • Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson speaks on future of the Union

11.00 Speech by Prime Minister David Cameron

12.30 Conference ends