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Queen's Speech Forum
10 Jun 2010
Trends, policies and signposts on reform. Keynote speakers included Francis Maude and Eric Pickles.
Read John Hayes' speech transcript here AGENDA (click here)   Speakers included Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This first UK online TV Queen’s Speech Analysis Forum delivered a platform of experts, commentators and politicians to set out what a new government means for reform and change across the UK.
Programme
08:00
Breakfast Briefing and Business Panel discussion
Chair: Neil Stewart, Chairman, Policy Review TV Nadhim Zahawi MP Stratford-on-Avon. Co-Founder and Former CEO YouGov Comment Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy, British Chamber of Commerce Rob Allen, Senior Parliamentary Advisor, Confederation of British Industry

08:30
Nadhim Zahawi MP, Co-Founder and Former CEO, YouGov
Business Panel discussion

10:00
Iain Dale, Publisher, Total Politics
Introduction from Morning Chair

10:05
Forum session one: Public Sector Funding and Finance
Morning Chair: Iain Dale, Publisher, Total Politics What long term trends does the speech signal/ open up? Comment Prof Tony Travers, Director, LSE London Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

11:00
Forum session two: What the Queen’s Speech tells us
What we can tell about reform from choice of bills and the speech Comment Daniel Finkelstein, The Times Neil O’Brien, Director, Policy Exchange

What's on now:
13:30
Elinor Goodman, Former Political Editor of Channel 4 News
Introduction from Afternoon Chair

13:35
Forum session three: Public Sector Management Reform
Afternoon Chair: Elinor Goodman, former Political Producer, C4 News How will the role of senior public sector manager change? How will greater transparency change leadership? What new kinds of leaders are signaled in the bills? Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office Comment Dame Margaret Eaton, Chair, Local Government Association Andrew Haldenby, Director, Reform Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

13:40
Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office
Forum session three: Public Sector Management Reform

14:15
Forum session four: Skills, Graduates and Science
How will, universities and research be challenged? How will they interact with business and work? John Hayes MP Minister of State, FE, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Department of Business, Innovation and Enterprise Comment David Docherty, Chief Executive, Council on Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) Pat Bacon, President, Association of Colleges

14:25
John Hayes MP, Minister of State Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning
Forum session four: Skills, Graduates and Science

15:00
Tea:
15:30
Forum session five: Work and Welfare
What are the key features of the new approach? Can we avoid a repeat of the 80’s? What work will people do, what new routes into work? Lord David Freud, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Welfare Reform) Comment Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer Welfare, TUC

15:30
Lord David Freud, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Welfare Reform)
Forum session five: Work and Welfare

16:15
Forum session six: Local Government
What will “radical localism” mean in practice? What new delivery mechanisms, Third Sector and mutual organizations, will emerge and how will they be funded? The impact of ICT change delivery The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Comment David Clark, Director General, SOLACE Irene Lucas CBE, Director General, Local Government and Regeneration, CLG

16:25
The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Forum session six: Local Government

17:00
Close of Forum and Reception
17:10
Irene Lucas Presentation
18:00
The Cities Debate Lecture: live and interactive with cities around the UK
• UK cities are again major generators of growth • How far will localism go? • Where will we be in 5 years based on this Queen’s speech? Dermot Finch, Director, Centre for Cities

18:00
Dermot Finch, Director, Centre for Cities
The Cities Debate Lecture

18:30
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