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Queen's Speech 2016: Government will work to implement both Fresh Start and Stormont House agreements

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Published 18/05/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech on her thrown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh listens during State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech on her thrown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh listens during State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh holds the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she proceeds through the Royal Gallery after she addressed the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh proceed through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh proceed through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh proceed through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron (left), and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II is seen on a TV screen as she delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron (left), and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prime Minister David Cameron (left), and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
Yeoman of the Guard walk in through the Sovereigns entrance at Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
Yeoman of the Guard walk in through the Sovereign's entrance before Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive at the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016, for the State Opening of Parliament. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the governments agenda for the coming session. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dan KitwoodDAN KITWOOD/AFP/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, travel towards the Houses of Parliament in the Diamond Jubilee state coach for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
The Imperial State Crown is carried ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
Yeoman of the Guard walk through the Sovereigns entrance ahead of the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh & Queen Elizabeth II travel towards the Houses of Parliament in the Jubilee State Carriage as the Queen before she addresses the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh holds the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, travel towards the Houses of Parliament in the Diamond Jubilee state coach for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, travel towards the Houses of Parliament in the Diamond Jubilee state coach for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II is helped off the State carriage after it made it's way past the Sovereigns Entrance at the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This years Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh holds the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage on their way to the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II (obscured) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage on their way to the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This years Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage on their way to the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage on their way to the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II is helped off the State carriage after it made it's way past the Sovereigns Entrance at the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This years Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Yeoman warders take part in a traditional "Ceremonial Search" in the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in central London on May 18, 2016. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the governments agenda for the coming session. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
A woman uses binoculars as she waits for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Imperial State Crown is carried on a cushion during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in central London on May 18, 2016. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the governments agenda for the coming session. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Eddie MulhollandEDDIE MULHOLLAND/AFP/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II's Imperial State Crown arrives at the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Members of the Household Cavalry march from Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II's Imperial State Crown leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II's Imperial State Crown leaves Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Justice Secretary Michael Gove (centre) passes through the Central Lobby ahead of the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
The Guardsmen parade marches from Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Guardsmen parade marches from Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves Downing Street ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Queen has said that her Government will continue to work to implement the Fresh Start and Stormont House agreements in full in Northern Ireland as she gave her speech during the State Opening of Parliament.

She also set out plans for the biggest shake-up of Britain's prison system since the Victorian era and announced that proposals would be brought forward for a British Bill of Rights.

Queen's Speech: How it unfolded

Government will work to implement both Fresh Start and Stormont House Agreements.

Proposals will be brought forward for a British Bill of Rights.

Modern Transport Bill - Clears way for new spaceports, driverless cars and drones.

Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill - Reforms planning system and gives new powers for people to shape developments in their home areas.

Local Growth and Jobs Bill - Gives councils powers to keep and invest 100% of business rates, and to vary their level.

Better Markets Bill - Makes it easier for utility customers to switch providers.

Bus Services Bill - Gives elected mayors powers over buses.

NHS (Overseas Visitors Charging) Bill - Recovers cost of NHS treatment from non-UK residents.

Pensions Bill - Removes barriers to accessing pension savings.

Children and Social Work Bill - Speeds up adoptions and gives guarantees of more support for children leaving care.

Education for All Bill - Allows for expansion of academy programme.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Supports the establishment of new universities.

Prison and Courts Reform Bill - Gives new freedoms to governors to run their own jails.

National Citizen Service Bill - Expands the volunteering scheme for young people and puts it on a permanent footing.

Lifetime Savings Bill - Establishes a Help to Save scheme and Lifetime ISAs.

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - Introduces new tax on sugar-rich fizzy drinks from April 2018.

Small Charitable Donations Bill - Helps charities and community groups increase fundraising powers.

British Bill of Rights - Consultation on proposals to replace the Human Rights Act.

Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill - Tackles extremism, including by intervening in unregulated schools and consulting on new civil order powers to restrict radical activities.

Criminal Finances Bill - Introduces criminal offence for companies which fail to stop staff facilitating tax evasion.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts Bill) - Allows the UK to sign up to international convention protecting cultural artefacts in war zones.

Wales Bill - Establishes new devolution settlement for Wales.

Digital Economy Bill - Creates new right to high-speed broadband for every household.

'One Nation Queen's Speech'

Prime Minister David Cameron described the package as a "One Nation Queen's Speech from a progressive, One Nation, Conservative Government", using the opportunities presented by Britain's strengthening economy to increase life chances for the most disadvantaged.

The speech, delivered by the Queen amid the traditional lavish ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster, would usually be a central focus of the political calendar.

But this year it provides a brief respite from the battle over Britain's EU membership, and its relatively modest contents reflect the extent to which the Prime Minister's political energy is concentrated on the referendum on June 23.

With intense scrutiny on the struggle which is dominating Westminster and setting Conservatives against one another, the Queen made only the briefest of direct references to her Government holding "a referendum on membership of the European Union".

But - in what may be seen as an attempt by Mr Cameron to signal that remaining in the EU does not mean giving up the UK's independence - she added: "My ministers will uphold the sovereignty of Parliament and the primacy of the House of Commons."

A roster of 21 new bills sets out plans to give prison governors new powers to control their own jails, as well as an overhaul of education and rehabilitation programmes which ministers described as the "biggest reform of our prisons since Victorian times".

A Higher Education and Research Bill will make it easier to open new universities, and the academy schools programme will be expanded by an Education for All Bill - though not extended to every school in England as Mr Cameron initially planned.

Court guidelines will be altered by a Children and Social Work Bill in favour of permanent adoptions, and children in care will be given a new "covenant" setting out local authorities' duties to help them with housing, jobs and healthcare after they leave care.

A raft of measures in a Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill is designed to crack down on extremism, including stronger powers to disrupt radicals' activities and to intervene in unregulated schools which are "teaching hate". Ministers will consult on a new civil order regime to restrict extremist activity.

As expected, the speech set out plans for a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act and included legislation to establish the Help to Save scheme and Lifetime ISA to encourage saving.

It also confirmed the Government's intention to renew the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent system, though ministers gave no clue on whether a vote on new submarines - which could potentially split Labour - will take place during the coming year, stating only that one can be expected before the next general election.

Measures to boost the economy included an Infrastructure Bill to speed the planning process and a Local Growth and Jobs Bill to allow councils to keep and invest all the business rates they raise. A Digital Economy Bill will make it easier and cheaper for telecommunications providers to establish faster broadband and more comprehensive mobile networks.

In a statement released as the Queen delivered her address to MPs and peers in the House of Lords, Mr Cameron said: "This is a One Nation Queen's Speech from a One Nation Government. It sets out a clear programme of reform, using the strength of our economy to deliver security for working people, increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and strengthen our national security."

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