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17 September 2010

Liberal Democrat conference agenda

By Staff Blogger

Saturday 18th September

10:00 – 12:30 Consultative Sessions: Health, Voluntary Sector, IT and Intellectual Property, School Governance, Candidate Review

14:30 – 14:35 Formal Opening of the Federal Conference by Baroness Walmsley

14:35 – 14:45 Report: Federal Conference Committee

14:45 – 14:55 Report: Federal Policy Committee

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14:55 – 15:40 Policy Motion: The Award of a UK National Defence Medal to Service Veterans

15:40 – 15:50 Report: Federal Finance and Administration Committee

16:15 – 17:00 Policy Motion: Transactions Transparency and Conflicts-of-Interest in Government

17:00 – 17:10 Report: Campaign for Gender Balance

17:10 – 17:20 Report: Diversity and Equality Group

17:20 – 17:30 Report: European Parliamentary Party

Sunday 19th September

09:00 – 09:10 Report: Federal Executive

09:10 – 09:20 Appointment of Federal Appeals Panel

09:20 – 10:20Policy Motion: Press Complaints Commission

10:20 – 10:40 Speech: Tavish Scott MSP

10:40 – 12:20 Consultative Session: Strategy

12:20 – 12:40 Speech: Danny Alexander MP

14:30 – 14:50 Presentation: Welsh Liberal Democrats

14:50 – 15:35 Question and Answer Session: Nick Clegg MP

15:35 – 16:15Policy Motion: Human Rights and the ‘War on Terror’

16:15 – 16:35 Speech: Jeremy Browne MP

16:35 – 18:00 Policy Motion: Accountability to the Poor (International Development Policy Paper)

Monday 20th September

09:00 – 11:00 Consultative Session: Facing the Future

11:00 – 12:20 Policy Motion: Free Schools and Academies

12:20 – 12:40 Speech: Kirsty Williams AM

14:30 – 15:35 Policy Motion: Green Taxation

15:35 – 16:00 Party Awards

16:00 – 17:15 Speech: Nick Clegg MP

17:30 – 18:00 Standing Order Amendment: Day Visitors Speaking at Conference, Standing Order Amendment: Questions to Parliamentary Party Reports, Standing Order Amendment: Summation Speakers, Standing Order Amendment.

Tuesday 21st September

09:00 – 09:55 Policy Motion: Localism

09:55 – 10:15 Speech: Lord McNally

10:15 – 11:20 Policy Motion: Ensuring Fairness in a Time of Austerity

11:20 – 12:20 Policy Motion: Equal Marriage in United Kingdom

12:20 – 12:40 Speech: Simon Hughes MP

14:30 – 15:15 Question and Answer Session: Public Services and Benefits

15:15 – 15:35 Speech: Chris Huhne MP

15:35 – 16:05 Emergency Motion: Pakistan Floods

16:05 – 16:35 Topical Issue: Building A Low Carbon Economy

16:35 – 16:55 Presentation: Liberal Democrat Group on Fife Council

16:55 – 17:35 Reports: Parliamentary Parties of the Liberal Democrats

17:35 – 18:00 Constitutional Amendment: Election of Local Authority Councillors to Federal Committees, Constitutional Amendment: Substitution for the Leader on the Federal Policy Committee

Wednesday 22nd September

09:00 – 09:45 Emergency Motion or Topical Issue

09:45 – 11:15 Party Business: Diversity

11:15 – 11:35 Speech: Lynne Featherstone MP

11:35 – 12:20 Question and Answer Session: Crime and Justice Issues

12:20 – 12:40 Speech: Vince Cable MP

14:30 – 14:50 Speech: Don Foster MP

14:50 – 15:35 Question and Answer Session: Liberal Democrat Cabinet Ministers

15:35 – 15:45 Formal Close of the Federal Conference by Baroness Scott of Needham Market.