In the News - Queen’s speech opens parliament

Bills aimed at strengthening the economy will be the focal point of the coalition government’s work over the next year, according to the Queen’s Speech.

In the news

Queen’s speech opens parliament


Bills aimed at strengthening the economy will be the focal point of the coalition government’s work over the next year, according to the Queen’s Speech. Coming only weeks after figures revealed that the UK economy had returned into recession, the speech at the State Opening of Parliament contained new measures intended to boost the economy, including an Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill as well as a Banking Reform Bill.

Other areas covered by bills outlined in the Queen’s Speech include reform to the House of Lords and pensions, as well as a Children and Families Bill, which plans to include legislation to ensure that families have more choice on education for pupils with special educational needs.



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