Today’s Queen’s Speech marks the State Opening of Parliament

The Queen has opened the new session of Parliament today with her speech to both the House of Commons and House of Lords. Her speech, which is written by her ministers, outlines the coalition’s legislative programme for their final year in power.Image

You can read the full transcript or watch the video on the YouTube channel

A useful guide has been created which explains what the Queen’s Speech means for you, and lays out the key points of the coalitions plan.

You can find out more about the State Opening and read the BBC analysis of each bill.

Staff in the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit on Level 7 are happy to help you trace information about UK government between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

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