Conference debates open thread: Sunday 18th September 2016

Whether you are physically in Brighton or are following what is happening from home, this is your place to talk about the public face of the Conference – in other words, all the debates and speeches that are going on in the main auditorium.  Please use the comments below to add your reports on policy and constitutional debates or to draw readers’ attention to ones in the pipeline.

You can read the agenda in full, including the text of amendments, here.

We will be running a similar thread each day, so please confine your comments today to what is actually happening today. Tomorrow’s instalment will appear at 7.30am.

We will also be running a thread each day on fringes, so use that one for anything going on outside the main show.

So what is happening today at Conference?

Morning Session

09.00–09.45 F15 Policy motion: Combatting Racism

09.45–11.05 F16 Policy motion: The Opportunity to Succeed, the Power to Change

11.05–11.25 F17 Speech: Alistair Carmichael MP

11.25–12.05 F18 UK and European collaborative research and ERASMUS

12.05–12.50 F19 Question and Answer session: Education

12.50–14.10 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14.10–14.50 F20 Policy motion: Campaign to Save Parent Governors

14.50–15.10 F21 Speech: Kirsty Williams AM

15.10–15.55 F22 Question and answer session: Leader

15.55–16.40 F23 Policy motion: Restoring Access to Justice

16.40–17.15 F24 Report: Federal Executive

17.15–18.00 F25 Constitutional amendments: Changes to the Leadership

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