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October 12, 2010

Outside his home, ready to bike to work, David Willetts talks to BBC reporter about tuition fees

September 11, 2010

Listen again to Tories who appeared on the Today Programme this week

ConservativeHome's new regular selection of recent Tory appearances on Radio 4's Today programme.

Tories on Today logoMonday 6th September - Immigration minister Damian Green discussed immigration policy in respect of the number of student visa being issued.

Tuesday 7th September - Michael Fallon from the Treasury Select Committee analysed the faults with the PAYE system

Thursday 9th September - Science minister David Willetts discussed the Government's approach to the funding of science

Friday 10th September

  • Former Home Secretary Lord Howard discussed the pilot scheme to cut reoffending with payment by results.
  • Treasury select committee member Michael Fallon debates the issue of further welfare cuts.
  • Former leader of Huntingdon Council, Derek Holley, responds to the news that Huntigndon MP Jonathan Djanogly had private detectives investigate what local party members were saying about him.

Saturday 11th September

  • Ian Liddell-Grainger, chairman of the parliamentary taxation group, spoke about the need to reform PAYE.
  • Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston discussed the effect of the European Working Time Directive in doctors.

August 26, 2010

Listen again to Tories on Radio 4's Today programme

ConservativeHome's new regular selection of recent Tory appearances on Radio 4's Today programme.

ToT(1) On Thursday 19th August Universities minister, David Willetts, talked to Evan Davis about this year's A level results and the merits of making it harder for people to achieve high-end grades (4 minutes, 6 seconds).

(2) On Friday 20th August Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson talked to Jim Naughtie about dissident Irish terrorist groups and insisted that the government will not engage with them until they end violence (interview starts at 2 minutes, 55 seconds in the 10 minutes, 38 seconds feature). He also talked more generally about Coalition policy in the province.

(3) On Saturday 21st August Tim Montgomerie of ConservativeHome talked to Jim Naughtie about Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform agenda. Tim's contribution is followed by an interview with former Labour Cabinet minister David Blunkett (8 minutes, 44 seconds).

(4) On Monday 23rd August Local Government Minister Bob Neill explains why Eric Pickles decided to close the high-spending Audit Commission (Mr Neill starts speaking at 4 minutes, 46 seconds in to this 12 minutes, 6 seconds package).

(5) On Wednesday 25th August the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban defended the fairness of the Budget during an interview with Justin Webb (4 minutes, 29 seconds).

(6) On Friday 27th August Education Secretary Michael Gove said that banding by ability "has a role to play" in schools in England after Barnardo's called for schools to be required to take pupils from a range of academic abilities.

(6) On Saturday 28th August International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell discussed whether the UK's international aid effort strikes the right balance between prevention of crises and the alleviation of their effects. (2 minutes and 10 seconds into the audio)

August 22, 2010

Willetts and Heseltine pour cold water on story of IDS/Osborne split

August 12, 2010

David Willetts on UK graduate market job prospects

August 09, 2010

Universities minister David Willetts was live on BBC1 when government policy on free milk changed

James Landale broke the news to him.

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