Public service reform: lessons from the railways to the police


  • 24/10/2013
Speakers: Tom Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Commentator: Dr Vicky Pryce, Former Joint Head, Government Economic Service

How can public services become more efficient without their quality suffering? This lecture will draw on Tom Winsor’s experience as Rail Regulator, proposing principles for reform which can be transferred both to his current role as HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and more broadly to other public services. Vicky Pryce, whose book “Prisonomics” is due to be published in September, will respond.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 3rd October and 21st November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the audience for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London