Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Queen's Speech 2014

From Parliament's web site. Check the broadcast schedule.

Queen's Speech 2014 - Commons Library Standard Note
The Queen’s Speech at the beginning of the 2014-15 Session will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.

This Standard Note gathers together announcements from ministers and speculation from commentators on the issues that might be included in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech. It includes issues that are expected to be the subject of Bills or draft legislation in the 2014-15 Parliamentary Session. The issues discussed reflect both commitments made in Parliament and elsewhere, and press reports of possible legislation. The list has been compiled with the help of the subject specialists in the Library’s Research Service. It does not constitute an official list of the Government’s intentions.

Gordon Brown’s Government published draft legislative programmes in advance of the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 Sessions. The current Government has not continued this practice.


State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. It is the only regular occasion when the three constituent parts of Parliament – the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons…

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