speech from the throne

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speech from the throne

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) (in Britain and the dominions of the Commonwealth) the speech at the opening of each session of Parliament in which the Government outlines its legislative programme. It is read by the sovereign or his or her representative. Also called (esp Brit): King's speech or Queen's speech
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Malthus and Ricardo quite omit it; the Annual Register is silent; in the Conversations' Lexicon it is not set down; the President's Message, the Queen's Speech, have not mentioned it; and yet it is never nothing.
The DUP claimed the "amendment to the Queen's speech on public sector pay cap was not an appropriate time to divide the House of Commons on such a matter, as it would have breached our agreement and potentially resulted in defeat for the Queen's Speech".
CT, Gateshead, states that I was wrong to say that Tories were laughing and cheering the vote in favour of retaining the pay cap for public sector workers and that they were in fact cheering the passing of the Queen's Speech.
Her Majesty has launched many ships in her time, never such an empty vessel as the one today" - Outgoing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on the Queen's Speech.
The first race at half-past two" Quip from Labour MP Dennis Skinner on the monarch's plan to travel to Royal Ascot after delivering the Queen's Speech.
The first race is at half-past two" - Quip from Labour MP Dennis Skinner (pictured left) on the monarch's plan to travel to Royal Ascot after delivering the Queen's Speech.
But the Queen's Speech simply says the Government "will consult on options" about how to pay for social care.
LABOUR has accused Theresa May of treating Wales with "disrespect and disregard" in the Queen's Speech and regretted a lack of commitments for specific Welsh infrastructure commitments.
But First Secretary of State Damian Green acknowledged that it may not be possible to reach a deal in time for the Commons vote on the Queen's Speech package on June 29.
But a decision in the Queen's Speech to bring forward legislation for the extension of the next phase of the high speed rail line (HS2) was welcomed.