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Conference 99 Thursday, 16 September, 1999, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
Conservative conference schedule
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The Conservative Party conference runs from 4 to 7 October in Blackpool. This is a full guide to events.

Monday 4 October

2.30 pm:

  • Religious Service and Civic Welcome by Cllr Bill Burgess, mayor of Blackpool

3.05 pm:

  • Setting the Scene - Address by Party Chairman, Michael Ancram MP

3.30 pm:

  • Forum on the UK, post-devolution: with Shadow Constitutional Affairs spokesman Sir George Young MP, Scottish Party Leader David McLetchie MSP and Welsh Party Leader Nick Bourne AM

4.30 pm:

  • Defence Debate with Shadow Defence Secretary Iain Duncan Smith MP


Tuesday 5 October

9.30 am:

  • Debate on Social Security and Pensions, with David Willetts MP, Shadow Social Security Secretary

10.30 am:

  • Debate on Education, with Shadow Education and Employment Secretary Theresa May MP

11.30 am:

  • Debate on Law and Order, with Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe MP

2.30 pm:

  • Party Policy Review, with Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Andrew Lansley MP

2.45 pm:

  • Forum on Health: with Shadow Health Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP

3.45 pm:

  • Keynote Address (speaker to be confirmed)

4.00 pm:

  • Debate on Foreign Affairs, with Shadow Foreign Secretary John Maples MP

5.00 pm:

  • Overseas Aid, with Shadow International Development Secretary Gary Streeter MP


Wednesday 6 October

9.30 am:

  • Q&A on Culture, Media and Sport, with Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Peter Ainsworth MP

10.15 am:

  • Forum on Transport: with Shadow Transport Minister Bernard Jenkin MP

11.05 am:

  • Address by Francis Maude MP, Shadow Chancellor

11.30 am:

  • Debate on Trade and Industry, with Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Angela Browning MP

2.30 pm:

  • Address by the Prospective Conservative Candidate for London Mayor: Archer or Norris (following vote on 1 October)

2.45 pm:

  • Debate on Economic Affairs, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Heathcoat-Amory MP

4.00 pm:

  • Debate on Agricultural and Rural Affairs, with Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tim Yeo MP

5.00 pm:

  • Q&A on Small Business, Angela Browning MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Ruth Lea of the Institute of Directors, John May of the Small Business Bureau and Marilyn Orcharton of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce


Thursday 7 October

9.30 am:

  • Prospering Outside the Euro, with Sir John Knott, chairman of a commission set up by William Hague to put the case for the pound

9.50 am:

  • Debate on the Environment, with Shadow Environment Minister, Damian Green MP

10.50 am:

  • Keynote Address, with Shadow Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Secretary, John Redwood

11.10 am:

  • Forum on Local Government, with Shadow DETR Ministers Shaun Woodward MP and Nigel Waterson MP

11.55 am:

  • Address on Northern Ireland, with Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, Andrew Mackay MP

12.10 pm:

  • Mini Debate on the "Issue of the Moment"

1.45 pm:

  • Presentation of Awards by the Chairman of the Party
  • Financial Appeal by Sir Tim Rice

2.30 pm:

  • Address by Party Leader William Hague MP
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