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The Future of Public Services - making outcomes meet local needs

Monday 8 September

The Rt Hon Paul Boateng will be one of the keynote speakers at The Future of Public Services, an event to be held at LSE on Monday 8 September.

The discussion day has been organised by the Local Government Association and the Government Department at LSE. It will comprise a series of speeches and discussions about the future delivery of public services and the role of local government - timed to be a lively prelude to debate at the autumn's major party political conferences.

Paul Boateng, chief secretary to the Treasury, will open the event at 4pm. His speech will be followed by an address from LGA vice-chairman, Sir Sandy Bruce-Lockhart.

A series of three discussions will then follow at 5.15pm:

  • Julian Le Grand, LSE's Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, and Charlie Leadbeater, Independent writer, will lead a debate on achieving real improvement in public services
  • Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Sunderland City Council, and Tony Travers, director of LSE's Greater London Group, will chair a discussion on the reality of 'joined up local public services'
  • Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology and chair of LSE's Cities Programme, will lead the discussion on revitalising local politics, with Mike Storey, leader of Liverpool City Council.

The event will close with a lecture at 6.45pm by leading economist Professor John Kay, visiting professor at LSE and author of The Truth About Markets on Delivering Public Services - localism, pluralism and centralism. This session will be chaired by LGA chairman, Sir Jeremy Beecham.

The event is free, and aimed at local government staff, academics and members of the public. To attend, email: aimee.cook@lga.gov.uk| with your details. The closing date for registration is Friday 15 August.


  • Contact Gillian Enlund, Head of Press and Public Affairs at the LGA, 020 7664 3289
  • Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7582

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30 June 2003