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The Queen's speech to Parliament: November 2009

This document contains the following information: Her Majesty's most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament: delivered on Wed, 18th November 2009.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

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This document contains the following information: Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament: delivered on Wed, 18th November 2009.

The Queen’s Speech outlines the Government’s legislative programme for the 2009-10 session of Parliament. The following issues are included in the Government’s commitments: sustained economic growth; strengthening of public services; global and European collaboration through the G20; planned international visiting; regulation of financial services; reduction of the budget deficit once economic recovery is established; provision of free personal care to those in need; raising of educational standards; protection of communities and parental responsibility for children’s antisocial behaviour; communications infrastructure; carbon capture and storage; high speed rail services between London and Scotland; flood protection; equality; child poverty; employment conditions for agency workers; constitutional reform; bribery and co-operation with the devolved governments.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.

Published 18 November 2009