This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 4 of the Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: home affairs, justice, local government, devolved affairs and constitutional affairs.Jump to full report >>
The briefing identifies key bills that may be announced in the Queen’s Speech. This is based on existing government commitments foreshadowing such legislation and press reports. Additional bills may be announced not covered in this briefing. Details vary but at the time of writing possible government bills include:
Several bills were lost at the close of the previous parliamentary session on 8 October 2019 having not been carried over. These included Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill and the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]. It is unclear whether these bills will be reintroduced and in what format. The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill was carried over.
Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0128
Authors: Heather Evennett; Emily Haves; Nicole Winchester
Topics: Census, Courts, Crime, Crimes of violence, Criminal law, Devolution, Elections, EU law and treaties, Housing, Immigration, Intelligence services, Northern Ireland Assembly, Planning, Police, Prisons, Small businesses, Terrorism, Voluntary organisations
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