Policy Announcements From The Conservative Party Conference 2010

Last year we ran a rolling record of policy announcements from the 2009 Conservative Party Conference which proved popular so here we go again this year, this post will be updated as new policy announcements are made, the post is also “sticky” so it will remain as the first article on the blog until Sunday.

Last Updated 12:15 October 6th 2010

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announces that pilots for an inter-school sports competition will take place next year and that within weeks he will return the National Lottery to its original four pillars, with grassroots sport, but art and heritage all benefiting by as much as £50m each year from 2012. He also said that he will insist that lottery distributors spend no more than 5% of what they distribute on admin.

Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that the Government will legislate this autumn to put a sovereignty clause on EU law onto the statute book to enshrine the principle that what a sovereign parliament can do, a sovereign parliament can also undo

Defence Secretary Liam Fox confirmed that Trident would be replaced and made several announcements taking on board recommendations from Andrew Murrison MP’s review of mental health care for the armed forces, namely a dedicated 24 hour support line for veterans and introducing 30 additional mental health nurses in Mental Health Trusts to ensure the right support is organised for veterans. He also announced new funding to replace 125 Service Families Accommodation Units on Canadian Estate at Bulford with 260 new units at a cost of £47m

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces the establishment of the New Enterprise Allowance

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke announces that prisoners will be expected to work a full 40-hour working week, with some of their earnings going to victims in compensation

Michael Gove will instruct the National Curriculum review to ensure that narrative British history is “put back at the heart of the school curriculum”

Home Secretary Theresa May announced that she will will give victims and communities the right to force the authorities to take action against anti-social behaviour where they have failed to do so

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announces that £70 billion will be spent on “re-enablement packages” to help people settle back in to their homes after leaving hospital

Universities minister David Willetts announces that the children of any servicemen killed in combat since 1990 will benefit from scholarships to pay their university tuition fees

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond unveils plans for high speed rail lines north of Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester

George Osborne pledges that no workless household will get more money than the average working family

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that higher rate taxpayers will lose child benefit. The measure will save £1bn and affect 1.2 million families

Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne agree a ten year programme of welfare reform that will see existing complex benefits replaced with a simple universal credit that will mean people are better off when they work

Michael Gove unveils package of reforms to help teachers enforce school discipline

Range of measures to tackle health and safety culture

Andrew Lansley announces £50m cancer drugs fund

Philip Hammond scraps John Prescott’s M4 bus lane

Eric Pickles says that City Mayors will be given the power to bring agencies together for a co-ordinated and decentralised assault on poverty

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Posted on October 5, 2010, in Conservative and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. George is right to tackle child benefit for better off families. This has to be, it is fair, and the cuts have to be right across the board. What a ghastly, appalling, disgusting mess Labour have left behind them. And now they are seeking to disrupt any alternative by a wave of damaging strikes. They just do not see the terrible consequences of what they have done and are trying to do though.

  2. SO..BENEFITS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO £26K PER YEAR…..WHICH IS THE EQUIVALENT TO SOMEONE EARNING ABOUT £40K GROSS.
    HARDLY A ‘RESTRICTION’… 5/10 GEORGE..YOU MUST TRY HARDER.

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