Dan Peters 19 December 2019

'Ambitious programme of domestic reform' promised in Queen's Speech

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The second Queen’s Speech in almost as many months has promised an ‘ambitious programme of domestic reform’.

Speaking in the House of Lords today, the Queen said the new Conservative Government would ‘seek cross-party consensus for long-term reform of social care,’ adding: ‘They will ensure that the social care system provides everyone with the dignity and security they deserve and that no one who needs care has to sell their home to pay for it.’

In her speech opening Parliament, the Queen told MPs and Lords that both the NHS’ multi-year funding settlement and environmental principles – including targets for air quality - would be enshrined in law for the first time.

The speech said the Government would invest in public services and infrastructure, giving ‘communities more control over how investment is spent so that they can decide what is best for them’.

It also pledged to increase levels of funding per pupil in every school, bring in new measures to protect tenants and improve building safety, support home ownership and bring forward ‘changes’ to business rates.

In addition, there will be new laws to require schools, police, councils and health authorities to work together to prevent serious crime.

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