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The Lyons Inquiry: Final Report & Recommendations
27 Apr 2007

This major national conference led by the Lyons Inquiry gave delegates the opportunity to hear final recommendations direct from Sir Michael. The conference provided attendees with the opportunity to debate the impact of the report with senior figures in the field and consider the opportunities that lie ahead for ‘place-shaping’ at a local level. Delegates had an opportunity to consider in detail key themes of: economic prosperity and infrastructure; place-shaping and local choice; a single system of governance and related funding and finance issues.

Phil Woolas MP
Minister for Local Government & Community Cohesion, Communities and Local Government

Ed Balls MP
Economic Secretary to the Treasury and conference opening remarks by Sir Micheal Lyons

Ken Livingstone
Mayor of London: Local Leadership

Delegate reaction

Sir Michael Lyons

Ben Page
Engaging Communities

Sir Michael Lyons
summarises his findings

Phil Woolas and Ken Livingstone
Question and answer session

Sir Simon Milton
Deputy Chairman of Local Government Association and Leader Westminster City Council

Tony Travers
Director, General London Group, London School of Economics

Richard Lambert
CBI Director General: business perspective

Questions and Discussion
The Report in Context

Michael O'Higgins
Chairman of the Audit Commision chairs a panel discussion

Sir Howard Bernstein
Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

Ben Page and Sir Howard Bernstein
question and answers session

Economic Prosperity & Infrastructure
Panel discussion

Introduction to Session
by Jane Roberts, Chair, Commission on Local Councillors

Steve Freer
CIPFA Chief Executive

Jane Roberts
chairs questions and answers with Steve Freer of CIPFA and David Walker from The Guardian

Sir Michael Lyons
closing remarks

Guardian journalist
David Walker gives his thoughts on the Lyons Inquiry