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Professor Julian Le Grand, LSE, will give a public lecture at the School on Tuesday 21 February. He will speak on The Blair Legacy? Competition and Choice in Public Services.

The UK government is committed to extending choice and competition in key public services, such as school education and the NHS. In this lecture, Julian Le Grand will discuss the rationale for the policy, and spell out what has to be done if the government's aims are to be achieved.

Julian Le Grand is Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE. He has just finished two years' secondment to No 10 Downing Street as senior policy adviser to the prime minister.

The Blair Legacy? Competition and Choice in Public Services is on Tuesday 21 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 

Press cuttings

Financial Times
Why is Which? Helping critics of the less well-off? (27 Feb 06)
Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE, defends from criticism against his lecture on choice and competition in public services.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1ff85392-a800-11da-85bc-0000779e2340.html| 

Financial Times
Time to choose in the public services (23 Feb 06)
Julian Le Grand, a Richard Titmus professor of social policy at LSE and Tony Blair's former health adviser, says competition and choice will improve schools and the NHS.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/715ed810-a412-11da-83cc-0000779e2340.html| 

Financial Times
Former Blair aide advocates competition and choice in public services (22 Feb 06)
Julian Le Grand, a Richard Titmus professor of social policy at LSE and Tony Blair's former health adviser, claims competition and choice are 'not only desirable but essential if the welfare state is to survive.' 
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/017d6878-a349-11da-ba72-0000779e2340.html| 

Times Online
A strong welfare state? It's your choice (22 Feb 06) 

World at One, BBC
Interview with Julian Le Grand (21 Feb 06)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/wato/?focuswin| 

15 February 2006

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