Thursday, 3 November 1994
The House met at half-past Nine o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
I have to acquaint the House that the House has been to the House of Peers where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, authorising the Royal Assent to the following Acts and proroguing this...
I have further to acquaint the House that the Lord High Chancellor, one of the Lord Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her...
The Duke of Edinburgh and I were pleased to receive the State Visits of His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe in May and of their Majesties The King and Queen of Norway in July.
I thank you for the provision you have made for the honour and dignity of the Crown and for the public service.
My Government have pursued firm financial policies which have allowed the recovery to broaden and strengthen while reducing inflation to its lowest level for a generation.
I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may attend you.
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