speech from the throne

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speech from the throne

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(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 Queen's Speech included a Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, allowing the Government to hand power over to local councils working together in a "combined authority" - and enshrined in law the Government's view that these new super-councils must have mayors.
The Queen's Speech contained measures to reduce the welfare cap from PS26,000 to PS23,000 and prevent increases in VAT, National Insurance, and income tax in the five years of this parliament.
THE Queen's Speech setting out the Government's plans for the next year will include measures to create jobs across the West Midlands.
Last month, a royal source said: "One of the concerns that might be there is if the Queen's Speech became a mechanism for testing a particular Prime Minister's control of the House.
WEST and WEST Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's plea to get tougher on criminals' ill-gotten gains has been addressed in the Queen's Speech.
The measure was included in the Queen's Speech today, which spells out the Government's plans for new laws in the run up to next year's general election.
POLITICIANS such as wifebeater Bill Walker face being thrown out by their constituents if powers in the Queen's Speech are extended to Holyrood.
LEGISLATION requiring companies to declare publicly their true owners is set to be included in the Queen's Speech in a crackdown on tax evasion and money laundering, Business Secretary Vince Cable has signalled.
DAVID Cameron has clashed with Buckingham Palace after trying to delay the Queen's Speech - again.
A CRACKDOWN on immigration and measures to boost the economy were at the heart of the Queen's Speech as the Government set out its legislative programme for the next 12 months.
London: British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a fresh clampdown on immigration in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday, seeking to bolster his right-wing credentials and counter the rise of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).