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SNP autumn 2009 conference agenda

The SNP is meeting for its annual conference in Inverness between 15 and 18 October.

Here is the agenda for the four-day gathering.

Thursday, 15 October

14.00: Welcome by Alex Salmond MP MSP, SNP leader and first minister of Scotland.

14.15: Standing orders and agenda committee report.

14.20: Resolutions: Climate change; concessionary travel; 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; child well-being; major sporting events; social union; carers allowance; sound levels; Lanarkshire children's games.

15.00: Topical and emergency resolutions.

15.15: Speech by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scottish education secretary.

15.35: Resolutions.

17.00: Close of session.

Friday, 16 October

10.30: Resolutions: Recovering from recession; financial services regulation; the hydrogen economy; the euro; rail freight; transport and economic development in the Borders.

11.20: Speech by John Swinney MSP, Scottish finance secretary.

11.40: Resolutions.

12.30: Close of session.

14.00: Resolutions: Class sizes; independent study for qualifications; asylum seekers; Trident, jobs and Scotland's economy; UK Border Agency.

14.30: Speech by Kenny MacAskill MSP, Scottish justice secretary.

14.50: Topical and emergency resolutions.

15.10: Resolutions.

15.45: Constitutional and internal resolutions: amendment to the constitution national office bearers; amendment to the rules providing national office; associate membership for asylum seekers (internal session).

16.15: Office bearer, parliamentary group and affiliated organisation reports (internal session).

17.15: Close of session.

Saturday 17 October

10.30: Resolutions: Free school meals; Tobacco Bill; fuel poverty; health and well-being of our nation.

11.25: The President's Prize, presented by Ian Hudghton MEP.

11.30: The Donaldson Lecture.

12.30: Close of session.

14.00: Resolutions: Uist job losses; European Union; commitment to tackle racism and disillusionment; community buy-outs; benefits system; land reform; land maintenance companies.

14.30: Topical and emergency resolutions

15.00: Speech by Alex Salmond MP MSP, SNP leader and first minister of Scotland.

15.40: Resolutions.

16.45: Close of session.

Sunday, 18 October

09.45: Elections.

10.00: Resolutions: Independence; international LGBT persecution; public service spending; Calman Commission; GM crops; identity fraud; gift aid.

10.30: Speech by Richard Lochhead MSP, Scottish environment secretary.

10.50: Resolutions.

12.00: Update on the Scottish government programme for 2009-10, by Bruce Crawford MSP, minister for parliamentary business.

12.30: Close of session.

13.55: Internal election results.

14.00: Road to the referendum, introduced by Bruce Crawford MSP, minister for parliamentary business, and featuring Stewart Hosie MP and Mike Russell MSP, Scottish constitution minister, with an introduction to the SNP Westminster candidates.

14.40: Speech by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, deputy SNP leader, deputy first minister for Scotland and Scottish health secretary.

15.10: Vote of thanks from Alex Salmond MP MSP, SNP leader and first minister of Scotland.

15.15: Scots Wha Hae and close of conference.



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