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Queen's Speech 2016

18 May 2016

The Queen announces future government legislation in the 2016-17 Queen's Speech.

[Source: BBC]

See also the Gov UK site

Key bills

Bill of Rights (Subject to consultation)

Plans for a British bill of rights to replace the Human Rights Act will be published in "due course" and subject to consultation. Proposals for a new framework of human rights, based on those set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. No details until after the EU referendum.

Children and Social Work Bill (England)

Councils will be required to tell children leaving care what services they are entitled to. All care leavers to have right to personal adviser to the age of 25.

NHS Overseas Visitors Charging Bill

Overseas migrants and visitors to be charged for NHS combined with tighter residency for visitors from the European Economic Area, which will also restrict access free health care

Prison and Courts Reform Bill (England and Wales)

Courts and tribunals to be modernised, with greater use of technology to reduce delays

Small Charitable Donations Bill (UK-wide)

The Gift Aid Small Donations scheme is to be changed following a public consultation

Other bills

  • Better Markets Bill (UK-wide)
  • Bus Services Bill (England only)
  • Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill (England and Wales)
  • Criminal Finances Bill (UK-wide)
  • Cultural Property Bill (UK-wide)
  • Digital Economy Bill (UK-wide)
  • Education for All Bill (Mainly England only)
  • Higher Education and Research Bill (Mainly England only)
  • Intellectual Property Bill (UK-wide)
  • Draft Law of Property Bill
  • Lifetime Savings Bill (UK-wide)
  • Modern Transport Bill
  • National Citizen Service Bill (Discussions with devolved administrations)
  • Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill (England and Wales)
  • Pensions Bill
  • Wales Bill (Wales only)

Bills carried over from last session of Parliament

  • High Speed Rail Bill
  • Investigatory Powers Bill
  • Policing and Crime Bill


  • Soft Drinks Industry Levy (UK-wide)