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Scottish Labour conference agenda

Scottish Labour is meeting for its annual conference in Dundee, from 6 to 8 March.

Here is the agenda for the three-day gathering.

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH

09.30: Conference arrangements committee report by Dougie Rooney.

09.35: Welcome to Dundee from Martin Keenan, chairman, Dundee West Constituency Labour Party.

09.40: Speech by Dave Watson, chairman, the Scottish Labour Party.

09.50: Scottish Policy Forum Report, presented by Margaret McCulloch.

10.00: Speech by Colin Smyth, general secretary, Scottish Labour Party.

10.10: Constitutional amendment debate

10.20: Scottish Policy Forum Debate: A Scotland of opportunity, including sections on education, skills and training, culture and young people.

10.55: Speech by Rhona Brankin MSP, Scottish Labour education spokeswoman.

11.05: Q&A: Prosperity and work, chaired by Lesley Sawyers, chief executive, Scottish Council for Development and Industry and featuring Iain Gray MSP, Scottish Labour leader and Jim Murphy MP, secretary of state for Scotland.

11.40: Scottish policy debate: A caring and healthier Scotland.

12.15: Speech by Cathy Jamieson MSP, Scottish Labour health spokeswoman.

12.25: Conference adjourns.

14.15: Conference arrangements committee report by Dougie Rooney.

14.20: Speech by Gordon Brown MP, prime minister and Labour Party leader.

15.20: Scottish Policy Forum debate: A Scotland of opportunity, with sections on tackling poverty and inequality.

15.50: Speech by Johann Lamont MSP, deputy Scottish Labour leader.

16.30: Go Fourth at Scottish conference: Labour's campaign for a fourth term, at the Hilton Hotel.

17.30: Conference adjourns

21.00: Conference quiz and disco, at the Hilton Hotel.

SATURDAY, 7 MARCH

09.30: Conference Arrangements Committee Report by Dougie Rooney.

09.35: Speech by Hugh Scullion, treasurer, Scottish Labour Party.

09.45: Speech by Ray Collins, general secretary, Labour Party.

09.55: Speech by and Q&A with Harriet Harman MP, chairwoman, Labour Party.

10.15: National Policy Forum debate: Prosperity and work, with sections on the economy, globalisation, business, manufacturing, people and families, employment, better workplaces and retirement.

10.50: Speech by James Purnell MP, secretary of state for work and pensions.

11.05: National Policy Forum debate: Britain in the world, with sections on Europe, world poverty, global society, securing peace, freedom and democracy. Creating sustainable communities, with sections on climate change and energy.

11.50: Speech by David Martin MEP.

1200: Speech by Ed Milliband MP, secretary of state for energy and climate change.

12.15: Speech by Fiona Farmer, president, STUC.

12.25: Conference adjourns.

14.15: Conference Arrangements Committee report by Dougie Rooney.

14.25: Speech by Ian Miller, chairman, Scottish Co-operative Party.

14.45: Speech by Iain Gray MSP, leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament.

15.45: Conference adjourns for policy seminars.

16.00: Conference break-out sessions. Committee room one: Working together for a prosperous and sustainable Scotland. Committee room two: Working together for a caring and healthier Scotland. Committee room three: Working together for a safer Scotland. Committee room four: Working together for a Scotland of opportunity.

17.00: Conference adjourns.

21.00: Conference party, Hilton Hotel.

SUNDAY, 8 MARCH

09.30: Conference Arrangements Committee Report, by Dougie Rooney

09.35: Scottish Policy Forum Debate: A prosperous and sustainable Scotland, with sections on economy, enterprise agencies, voluntary sector, retail sector and town centres, skills and training, environment, rural Scotland, transport and tourism.

10.10: Speech by John Park MSP, Scottish Labour economy and skills spokesman.

10.20: Speech by Sarah Boyack MSP, Scottish Labour rural affairs and environment spokeswoman.

10.30: Scottish Policy Forum debate: A prosperous and sustainable Scotland, with sections on finance and local government.

11.05: Speech by Councillor Pat Watters, president, COSLA.

11.15: Speech by Andy Kerr MSP, Scottish Labour finance spokesman.

11.25: Scottish Policy Forum debate: A safer Scotland.

11.55: Speech by Richard Baker MSP, Scottish Labour justice spokesman.

12.05: Vote of thanks by Claudia Beamish, vice-chairwoman, Scottish Labour Party.

12.15: Speech by Jim Murphy MP, secretary of state for Scotland.

12.45: Conference adjourns.

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