The Queen's Speech in Parliament 2009

For those of you who want to impress your tutors by knowing something about Bills to be brought before Parliament here is a summary of the legislation announced at the state opening of parliament on the 18th November 2009.

The Queen has attended the state opening of Parliament. in November 2009 and announced her government's legislative programme.

The programme is likely to be the last one introduced before there is a general election in 2010. 

It remains to be seen how much of this programme will see the light of day in the form of a Bill formally introduced before Parliament at a First Reading but for those of you who want to learn more about what Gordon Brown's government proposes here is the list courtesy of the Guardian:

Bribery Bill

Child Poverty Bill

Children, Schools and Families Bill

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill

Crime and Security Bill

Digital Economy Bill

Energy Bill

Equality Bill

Financial Services Bill

Fiscal Responsibility Bill

Flood and Water Management Bill

House of Lords Reform Draft Bill

International Development Bill

Personal Care at Home Bill

It's probably better to pick out one which you are likely to be interested in.  You are much more likely to impress that way-rather than memorise the list!

If you are confused and need help then you might like to pick the Crime and Security Bill.  The Bill is not likely to escape attention because, amidst its provisions, are proposals for the treatment of DNA of innocent people.



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