05 July 2017
The Queen’s Speech was held on 21 June 2017, following the General Election held on 8 June 2017. The UK Government has announced that there will be no Queen’s Speech next year so the legislative proposals cover a two year period.
The speech contains proposals for 19 pieces of legislation, 8 of which deal with issues arising from the UK leaving the EU. There are also 3 draft Bills.
Unlike previous Queen’s Speeches the majority of proposed legislation deals with matters that are reserved to the UK or England and Wales matters. However, on agriculture and fisheries the UK Government states that “it will consult widely with the devolved administrations on the appropriate extent of any legislation.”
The Queen’s Speech 2017 (PDF, 884KB)
National Assembly for Wales Research Service.