Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan will appear at the Senedd later today to outline the details of the Queen’s Speech and its implications for Wales. She will meet with Assembly Members to consult on the benefits of the programme and engage in discussions to hear what Members have to say on the legislation.
The Government’s legislative programme for the Second Session of Parliament was announced in the HM Queen’s Speech on 9 May 2012.
The Secretary of State is required to deliver a statement on the Queen’s Speech to the National Assembly under the terms of the Government of Wales Act.
Mrs Gillan said:
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the Government’s second legislative programme in the National Assembly for Wales. It allows me to consult Assembly Members on the benefits of the programme for Wales, and hear what Members have to say on the legislation we are bringing forward.
“It is of huge importance to ensure the UK Government works closely with the Welsh Government to ensure we achieve the best for Wales.”
“Once again, it is our aim to focus on investment and economic growth, and build a society which is fair and rewards those who work hard and do the right thing.”