The agenda

Written by What's happening on 2 May 2012 in News
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Today William Hague presents Afghanistan Civilian Service Medals at a ceremony at the Foreign Office, and then hosts a meeting with Indoneisan foreign minister Marty M. Natalegawa

Today Defence minister Andrew Robathan speaks at the 2012 BMA Armed Forces Conference

Today Transport secretary Justine Greening and roads minister Mike Penning host a summit on the cost of motor insurance

Today Environment secretary Caroline Spelman and Scottish Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead meet to discuss EU Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy reform negotiations

Today Local transport minister Norman Baker attends the International Transport Forum 2012 in Leipzig

Today Chris Grayling will host an enterprise forum on the Lofstedt Report, which aims to reduce health and safety red tape for businesses

Today Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones gives the keynote speech at RenewableUK Cymru 2012, a renewable energy event focusing on investment in renewable energy and the development of new renewable technology in Wales

9.00 Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban attends a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels

10.00 Care services minister Paul Burstow attends the launch of Be Clear on Cancer, a Department of Health lung cancer campaign

11.00 David Davis, Alan Johnson and Diana Johnson address workers from BAE Systems' Brough factory who are lobbying shareholders over plans to close their factory

12.30 Crime Prevention Minister Lord Henley attends an awards ceremony in Manchester for the Show Racism The Red Card school competition

13.00 David Willetts speaks at the The Publishers Association AGM

15.45 Andrew Lansley speaks at small event to commemorate the anniversary of the UK government's apology to children sent to countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand from Great Britain before 1970

19.00 Will Hutton, former editor-in-chief of The Observer and former vice-chair of the Work Foundation, delivers latest in the Ebor series of lectures on 'the good society' in York

What's been said

David Cameron has only just learned what government is about, says Simon Jenkins in The Guardian

Now that the prime minister's lost his charm, what's left? Matthew Norman of The Independent wonders

Working as part of Ken Livingstone’s mayoral machine taught me that he’s unfit to rule, says Dan Hodges in the Daily Telegraph

Only changing the law will halt whiplash fraud, writes Jack Straw in The Times (£)

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