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Want or need: The real choice facing Labour for future public services?

November 20, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Want or need: The real choice facing Labour for future public services?
6pm, Tuesday 20 November
Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

  • Liz Kendall MP Shadow minster for care and older people
  • Steve Van Riel Author, Purple Papers: Public Services
  • Ben Lucas Director, 2020 Public Services Trust at the RSA
  • Paul Hunter Head of research, Smith Institute
  • Cllr Florence Nosegbe (chair) Progress Strategy Board

With the launch of a new Progress pamphlet, The Purple Papers: Real Change for Britain, Real Choices for Labour, Progress is holding a series of events across the country to discuss the main themes it raises. This second Westminster event will focus on public services, and the real choices Labour would have to make to institute new vital services, maintain and improve neccesary services, most probably by switching funding from services we may want but not need.

The pamphlet, in the form of a series of green papers, takes forward some of the ideas and proposals that were made in The Purple Book last year, looking at the policy choices and priorites that would face an incoming Labour government in 2015: public services, the care crunch, the new economy and welfare.

The papers have been written by Patrick Diamond, research fellow at Policy Network; Graeme Cooke, associate director of IPPR and Steve Van Riel, former director of policy and research at the Labour party. The panel will take questions from the floor.

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We hope you can also come to the third event in the Westminster series:

The care crunch: Who will pay for the baby boomers?
6pm, Tuesday 4 December
Portcullis House, Westminster

  • Andy Burnham MP Shadow health secretary
  • Research fellow Policy Network

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November 20, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Portcullis House, House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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