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Queen's Speech (18 May 2016)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will use the opportunity of a strengthening economy to deliver security for working people, to increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and to strengthen national defences. My Ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and lower...

Queen’s Speech (27 May 2015)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. They will adopt a one-nation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving new opportunities to the most disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together. My Government will continue with their long-term plan to provide economic...

Queen’s Speech (4 Jun 2014)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme will continue to deliver on its long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. To strengthen the economy and provide stability and security, my Ministers will continue to reduce the country’s deficit, helping to ensure that mortgage and interest rates remain low. An updated Charter for...

Queen’s Speech (8 May 2013)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme will continue to focus on building a stronger economy so that the United Kingdom can compete and succeed in the world. It will also work to promote a fairer society that rewards people who work hard. My Government’s first priority is to strengthen Britain’s economic competitiveness. To this end, it will...

Queen's Speech (9 May 2012)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government's legislative programme will focus on economic growth, justice and constitutional reform. My Ministers' first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability. Legislation will be introduced to reduce burdens on business by repealing unnecessary legislation and to limit state inspection of businesses. My...

Her Majesty's Reply (20 Mar 2012)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, I am most grateful for your Loyal Addresses and the generous words of the Lord Speaker and Mr Speaker. This great institution has been at the heart of the country and the lives of our people throughout its history. As Parliamentarians, you share with your forebears a fundamental role in the laws and decisions of your own age. Parliament has...

Queen's Speech (25 May 2010)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government's legislative programme will be based upon the principles of freedom, fairness and responsibility. The first priority is to reduce the deficit and restore economic growth. Action will be taken to accelerate the reduction of the structural budget deficit. A new Office for Budget Responsibility will provide confidence in the management...

Queen's Speech (18 Nov 2009)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government's overriding priority is to ensure sustained growth to deliver a fair and prosperous economy for families and businesses as the British economy recovers from the global economic downturn. Through active employment and training programmes, restructuring the financial sector, strengthening the national infrastructure and providing...

Queen's Speech (3 Dec 2008)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government's overriding priority is to ensure the stability of the British economy during the global economic downturn. My Government is committed to helping families and businesses through difficult times. The strength of the financial sector is vital to the future vibrancy of the economy. Therefore, legislation will continue to be taken...

Queen's Speech (6 Nov 2007)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will take forward policies to respond to the rising aspirations of the people of the United Kingdom; to ensure security for all; and to entrust more power to Parliament and the people. My Government's programme will meet people's aspirations for better education, housing, healthcare and children's services, and for a cleaner...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (30 Oct 2007)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government has pursued policies aimed at meeting the challenges which the United Kingdom faces at home and abroad. A stable economy is the foundation of a fair and prosperous society. My Government has secured low inflation, sound public finances and high employment. My Government has taken further action to provide strong, secure and stable...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (8 Nov 2006)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government has pursued policies which entrench stability and promote long-term growth and prosperity. My Government has secured low inflation and sound public finances. My Government has continued its programme of reform of the public services to promote opportunity and fairness. Legislation was brought forward in the key areas of public...

The Queen's Speech (17 May 2005)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government will continue to pursue economic policies which entrench stability and promote long-term growth and prosperity. To this end, my Government will continue to secure low inflation and sound public finances. My Government will build on their programme of reform and accelerate modernisation of the public services to promote opportunity...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (7 Apr 2005)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government have pursued economic policies which have brought about sustained growth and prosperity. My Government have continued to take action to secure high levels of employment as it reforms the welfare state. An Act has been passed that allows for the extension of the circumstances in which a family can be eligible for child benefit for 16...

The Queen's Speech (23 Nov 2004)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government will continue to pursue policies which entrench economic stability and promote growth and prosperity. My Government will continue to reform the public services to ensure they provide more security and opportunity for all. My Government attach the highest importance to extending educational opportunity so that all individuals can...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (18 Nov 2004)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government have taken action in support of economic stability and growth, and to deliver reform of the public services, increasing opportunity and social justice. My Government are committed to delivering a world class education system to allow individuals to achieve their full potential. An Act has been passed to enable higher education...

The Queen's Speech (26 Nov 2003)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government will maintain their key commitment to economic stability and growth. This will enable my Government to continue to deliver reform of the public services and continue to focus on greater opportunity and social justice, enhanced security and protection and constitutional reform. Delivering a world-class education system that enables...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (20 Nov 2003)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government have taken action in support of major programmes of reform in the priority areas of crime, health and transport. My Government are committed to reforming the criminal justice system, to deliver justice for all and to safeguard the interests of victims, witnesses and communities. An Act has been passed to provide the police and other...

Scottish Parliament: Address by Her Majesty the Queen (3 Jun 2003)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: Presiding Officer, First Minister, members of the Scottish Parliament, it is a pleasure to be invited to address this Parliament again and to do so once more here on the Mound in Edinburgh. In your remarks, Presiding Officer, you referred to the challenges facing this new, diverse legislature. That diversity reflects the nature of Scottish society. There are many different traditions...

The Queen's Speech (13 Nov 2002)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, My Government's main priorities are economic stability, investment and reform in public services and a constructive foreign policy. To this end, my Government will maintain sound public finances and will continue to take action to secure high levels of employment. This approach will enable my Government to continue to invest in the public...


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