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Conservative conference 2001
Iain Duncan Smith addresses the Conservative Party conference in 2000
Despite the air strikes on Afghanistan Conservatives are pressing ahead with their party conference in Blackpool. Several MPs will return to London to take part in the emergency Parliamentary debate scheduled to begin on Monday.


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THE AGENDA


Tuesday 9th October

9.30 am Mrs Caroline Spelman MP & David Willetts MP Getting the Balance Right

10.30 am Damian Green MP The Future is in Education

11.35 am Dr Liam Fox MP The Health of the Nation

2.15 pm John Whittingdale MP & Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP Industry, Trade and the Economy

4.00 pm Hon David Prior Financial Appeal

4.15 pm Ann Winterton MP & Peter Ainsworth MP Crisis in the Countryside

5.30 pm Close


Wednesday 10th October

9.30 am Rt Hon David Trimble MP MLA Address by the Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

9.45 am Quentin Davies MP & Oliver Letwin MP The Rule of Law

11.25 am Presented to Mrs Jean Searle by Mr Raymond Monbiot Presentation of a Conference Bell

11.45 am Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP Address by the Leader of the Conservative Party

12.30 pm Close of Conference


SCHEDULE - all times BST subject to alteration



Monday's highlights

Conservative Party Leader Iain Duncan Smith gives his reaction to Sunday's military strikes:

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Conservative Deputy Party leader Michael Ancram: "We will play our full part as the official opposition".

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