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Property Services Agency

Property Services Agency

Keith Boyfield - Public Services

The origins of the Property Services Agency can fairly be traced back to the Middle Ages when the Sovereign employed a Clerk of the Works to maintain the royal palaces.

Reviving the Railways

Reviving the Railways

Andrew Gritten - Public Services

It is time to challenge the railway industry. If policy is not changed, it could degenerate. It is too comfortable, constricted and confused. Alternatively, but seemingly so much more laborious it could be reborn. It has the best prospect on offer in nearly a century.

Signals from a Railway Conference

Signals from a Railway Conference

John Redwood MP - Public Services

On Friday 28th October the Centre for Policy Studies assembled some 100 railway enthusiasts, analysts, critics and transport specialists for a conference to discuss ways forward for British railways.

The Local Right

The Local Right

Nicholas Ridley - General

For the last 150 years local authorities of various persuasions have represented and served their various communities.

The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

CPS - General

In his speech in January to an audience especially invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, the Chancellor of the Exchequer was eloquent on the necessity, and the force, of new ideas to sustain and carry forward a government.

A New Britain

A New Britain

Nigel Lawson - Politics

Earlier this month, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister this century – and indeed well before the next election it will have become mathematically impossible for anyone else to take the record from her.

Privatise Power

Privatise Power

Alex Henney - Social Policy

Britain's electricity supply industry is on the verge of a programme of heavy capital expenditure, to fill a supply gap forecast to widen rapidly in the early years of the next decade.

Alarm over A Levels

Alarm over A Levels

Fed Naylor - Public Services

Very many people concerned with education look with alarm at the threat to educational standards at A-level.

Britain Resurgent

Britain Resurgent

Lord Young of Graffham - General

In 1950, despite all the strains of the aftermath of a world war, the British people enjoyed the seventh highest living standard of major developed nations.

Current Choices

Current Choices

Andrew Sykes and Colin Robinson - General

Privatisation schemes can have three principal objectives, between which there are potential conflicts.

English our English

English our English

John Marenbon - Public Services

When children leave English schools today, few are able to speak and write English correctly; even fewer have a familiarity with the literacy heritage of the language.

Good Council Guide

Good Council Guide

Paul Beresford - Social Policy

Over the last nine years, Conservative Wandsworth Council has reversed the downward spiral so typical of the inner city.

Healthy Competition

Healthy Competition

John Peet -

The National Health Service is under attack, perhaps more than at any time since its foundation in 1948.

History and GCSE History

History and GCSE History

Stewart Deuchar - Public Services

We cannot escape from history, Our lives are governed by what happened in the past, our decisions by what we believe to have happened.

History in Peril

History in Peril

Alan Beattie - Public Services

History in Peril introduces a series of four papers. The first three will be devoted to subjects ins schools which are at present under threat, history, mathematics and English.