Conservative Party Conference: Today's Business

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Key debate on Europe; speakers include shadow Foreign Secretary, Michael Howard, the chairman of the 1922 backbench committee, Sir Archie Hamilton, and the leader of the Tory MEPs, Edward Macmillan-Scott.

Debate on tax, spending and the economy, with the shadow Chancellor, Francis Maude, followed by Q&A session with the shadow Trade Secretary, John Redwood


Debate on education, with a reply by shadow Education Secretary, David Willetts

On the fringe:

Kenneth Clarke and staunch Eurosceptic Bill Cash debate EMU, 1pm at Royal Bath Hotel; Sir Edward Heath launches his autobiography, 6.30pm at the Solent Restaurant, BIC; Michael Portillo at the Conservative Way Forward group, 7.45pm at the Wessex Hotel