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Conference keynotes.- Shadow environment secretary Jack Straw said housing associations should be made more accountable, warning: 'There is a danger of housing associations drifting into quango land o

- Labour's public transport spokesman Brian Wilson said: 'A big priority of the next Labour government should be the expansion of passenger transport executives.'- Labour pledged to oppose Department of Transport plans to build a relief motorway parallel to the existing M62 north of Manchester.- Shadow employment secretary Frank Dobson said half the members of the Construction Deregulation Taskforce were Tory funders. He claimed: 'The Tories have allowed construction employers to buy ...

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