Queen's Speech 2013

This year's Queen's Speech unveils a crucial legislative programme, with the Tories trying to shore up their support and the Liberal Democrats desperate to prove they can keep their coalition partner on the centre-ground. 

The Queen arrives for the state opening of parliament but the legislative agenda is already unraveling for Cameron

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    NASUWT on Queen's Speech: Mesothelioma bill welcome

    Commenting on the announcement within the Queen’s Speech that the Government intends to bring forward a Mesothelioma Bill before Parliament, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union said. “This announcement is welcome in that it is at least as sign that historic exposure to asbestos is at last being taken seriously."

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    IET on Queen's Speech: Commitment needed for entire HS2 route

    A lack of commitment from the Government for the entire route of the HS2 line means that this vital infrastructure project risks being developed in isolation, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has warned.

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    NUT on Queen’s Speech: Many teachers "in despair"

    Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the programme of Government legislation, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

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    Queen's Speech – More chaos and confusion for education

    Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has commented on the reference in the Queen’s Speech to the Government’s plans for an Education Bill.

Queen's Speech 2013

Queen's Speech 2013: All the bills in full

Read about all the bills in the Queen's Speech 2013 with our complete briefing.

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