Public service reform: lessons from the railways to the police

24 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

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