Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

Queen's Speech Continues To Deliver On Government's Top Priorities

Today the Queen’s Speech set out 38 new Bills for the upcoming Parliamentary session, helping to ease the cost of living, strengthen our economy and make our streets safer for everyone.

As a country, we have risen to challenges with no precedent in recent history – leading the response to Putin’s attack on Ukraine and protecting lives and livelihoods in the battle against Covid – but these events have caused huge disruptions to the global economy.

The Queen’s Speech set out 38 new bills helping us to continue delivering on our top priorities, including easing the cost of living and growing the economy, cutting crime and supporting communities, clearing the Covid backlogs, and providing the leadership needed in the years ahead.

  • Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to deliver planning reforms, regenerate towns and cities and shift power and accountability to local leaders, and giving communities a louder voice which will empower communities across the UK

  • Energy Security Bill to deliver a more secure and homegrown energy system that is more affordable and cleaner, cutting costs for families.

  • Brexit Freedoms Bill to ensure that retained EU law can be amended, repealed or replaced with legislation which better suits the UK and British business.

  • Schools Bill to raise standards for students, reform funding and encouraging attendance.

  • Reforming our higher education system through our Higher Education Bill, raising education standards and increasing fairness within the system. Our Higher Education Bill reforms the higher education system to raise standards and introduce the lifelong loan entitlement – helping every student fulfil their potential wherever they live.

  • Social Housing Regulation Bill and Renters Reform Bill to improve tenants rights, deliver a better deal for renters, and provide more secure and higher quality homes, providing a more stable rental market.

  • Public Order Bill to help police keep our streets safer and prevent a minority of protesters from using guerrilla tactics and disrupt the hard-working public and our emergency services.

  • Bringing forward a Draft Victims Bill, strengthening rights for victims by placing the new Victims’ Code on a statutory footing. The drafted Victims Bill will set out to restore victims’ confidence that their voices will be properly heard and that perpetrators will be brought to justice.

  • Strengthening our approach to modern slavery through our Modern Slavery Bill, protecting human trafficking victims -The Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Bill will deliver on our manifesto commitment to stop public bodies from adopting their own approach to international relations – increasing community cohesion across the UK.

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