Speech

Queen's Speech 2010: bills and topics mentioned

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Queen has outlined the government's priorities for the coming Parliamentary year in the Queen's Speech following the official state opening of Parliament.

Read the transcript: Queen’s Speech 2010

Reducing the deficit and continuing to ensure economic recovery was one of the major areas covered by the speech.

The Queen said:

The first priority is to reduce the deficit and restore economic growth. Action will be taken to accelerate the reduction of the structural budget deficit.

On this page is a full list of the Bills and details of other items in the speech.

Queen’s Speech 2010 - Full list of Bills

Office for Budget Responsibility Bill
National Insurance Contributions Bill
Welfare Reform Bill
Pensions and Savings Bill
Financial Services Regulation Bill
Equitable Life Payments Scheme Bill
Airports Economic Regulation Bill
Postal Services Bill
Energy Security and Green Economy Bill
Academies Bill
Education and Children’s Bill
Health Bill
Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill
Public Bodies (Reform) Bill
Decentralisation and Localism Bill
Local Government Bill
Parliamentary Reform Bill
Parliamentary Privilege (Draft Bill)
Freedom (Great Repeal) Bill
Identity Documents Bill
Scotland Bill
European Communities (Amendment) Referendum Lock Bill
Armed Forces Bill
Terrorist Asset Freezing Bill

Other items in the Queen’s Speech

Reducing the deficit
Tax and benefit system
High-speed broadband connections
High-speed rail
Limits on non-EU migration
Flexible working and equal pay
Public Health
Social Care
Public Services
House of Lords reform
Political Party Funding
Northern Ireland
Estimates for the public services
Royal visit to Canada and New York
Papal visit
Climate change
Strategic Defence and Security Review
Afghanistan and Pakistan
India
Middle East Peace Process
Nuclear non-proliferation and Iran
International development spending from 2013