This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 5 of the Lords debate on the Queen's Speech, covering the following subjects: health, social care, education, culture, welfare and pensions.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. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill was not carried over. However, the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] will return in the new session.
To provide additional context and a flavour of government policy positions, the briefing sets out some of the key announcements made since the new Government took office in July. These include the Government’s priorities for healthcare, education, broadband and 5G, and welfare.
Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0129
Authors: James Goddard; Sarah Tudor; Rebecca Watson
Topics: Benefits policy, Further education, Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions, Local authorities: education, Media, Ofsted, Pensions, Schools, Special educational needs, Sports and Olympic Games, Teachers
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