Today at 11.15 am saw the Queen open the session of Parliament for the 65th time.
State Opening of Parliament takes places today.
The Queen’s Speech, which outlines the government’s priorities, will contain 22 bills, relating to Brexit, crime prevention and immigration among other subjects.
The Speech prepared and written by the UK Government outlined the following on it’s opening. She said the government’s new economic plan will be underpinned by a new fiscal strategy. The speech announced measures to strengthen the NHS and plans to reform adult social care. She said her government is committed to addressing violent crime by introducing new sentencing laws. There will also be measures to improve the handling of foreign national offenders.
There will be measures to improve prison safety and to help victims.
Public sector bodies will be under a duty to address serious violence.
There will also be laws to help the victims of domestic abuse and to minimise the impact of divorce.
Details of the speech can be found here