Tag: Queen’s Speech

Back to Work (or not) ?

The Queen re-opened parliament today (14 October 2019) following the short prorogation allowed by the Courts. The Queen’s Speech outlines the Government plans for the new session… … though it is unclear how many any of the new Bills proposed by the Government will actually get through Parliament, based on the fact that a General […]

Parliament to be suspended in September

Parliament is to be suspended in the second week of September ahead of a Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-announces-plans-to-bring-forward-new-bold-and-ambitious-legislative-agenda The Prime Minister has briefed Cabinet colleagues that the government will bring forward an ambitious new legislative programme for MPs’ approval, and that the current parliamentary session will be brought to an end. The […]

Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s speech is part of the State Opening of Parliament and happens when Parliament reassembles after a general election and then at the start of each Parliamentary session. Only the monarch can call a Parliament together and no business can happen until the Queen reads her speech. Her Majesty The Queen delivered the 2017 […]