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Thursday, 10 October, 2002, 10:41 GMT 11:41 UK
New Tory policies
A full list of the 25 policies announced by the Conservative Party at its conference in Bournemouth.

  • Scrap AS levels
  • Replace Qualifications and Curriculum Authority with independent body like the Bank of England
  • Allow home-school contracts to be a condition of admission
  • Allow heads and schools final say over exclusion of disruptive pupils
  • Give schools independence over budgets and policies
  • State scholarships to create a new type of school
  • Charges for abuse of the National Health Service, such as missed appointments
  • Otherwise no extension of charging in the NHS
  • Foundation hospitals to have similar freedom to those in Spain
  • Recognise benefit to NHS of people contributing from their own funds
  • Parenting classes for parents of disruptive children
  • Longer, more constructive sentences for persistent young offenders
  • Drug treatment for all minors on heroin and cocaine
  • New York-style neighbourhood policing
  • Lifetime Savings Accounts
  • Oppose Labour's suspension of right to buy for council tenants
  • Extend right to buy for Housing Association tenants
  • Invest the proceeds in building new social housing
  • Voluntary Society Bill in first Queen's Speech
  • Give voluntary organisations ability to take on government work
  • Reduced regulation for care homes
  • Recognise people who look after elderly relatives in their own homes
  • Allow people to provide for reasonable long-term care costs
  • Reduced means-testing for pensioners: pay more income as of right
  • Pensioners to choose whether or not to take out an annuity.

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