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Queen's Speech 2016 Day 4: Economic Affairs, Energy, Environment, Local Government and Transport

Published Thursday, May 12, 2016

The House of Lords is due to debate the Queen’s Speech over four days between 19 and 25 May 2016. This briefing is one of four prepared by the House of Lords Library to cover the themes of each day of debate.

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This briefing provides information on the following:

  •  Finance Bill;
  •  Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority;
  •  Draft Energy Bill;
  •  Wildlife Bill (Law Commission Bill);
  •  Wild Animals in Circuses Bill;
  •  Local Government Finance;
  •  Preventing Homelessness;
  •  Planning;
  •  Buses Bill;
  •  High Speed Rail; and
  •  Railways Bill

This briefing has been prepared in advance of the Queen’s Speech based on Government commitments and speculative reports about what legislative proposals may be included; it does not constitute official information about the Government’s intentions or provide a complete list of bills to be announced.

Available separately are further briefings for each day’s debate on the Queen’s Speech. For further reading or more detailed information, Members are encouraged to contact the Library’s Research Desk.



Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0025

Authors: Heather Evennett; Charley Coleman; Mary Santo; Edward Scott; Samuel White

Topics: Animal welfare, Animals, Buses, Countryside, Economic policy, Energy, Financial institutions, Financial services, Homelessness, Local government, Nature conservation, Planning, Public expenditure, Railways, Taxation, Wildlife

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