UK government sets out agenda in Queen Elizabeth II's speech
The new British coalition government set out its legislative agenda on Tuesday in a speech delivered by Queen Elizabeth II at the state opening of parliament.
Following are key quotes:
"The first priority is to reduce the deficit and restore economic growth." "Action will be taken to accelerate the reduction of the structural budget deficit. A new Office for Budget Responsibility will provide confidence in the management of the public finances."
"Measures will be brought forward to introduce fixed term Parliaments of five years." "A Bill will be introduced for a referendum on the Alternative Vote system for the House of Commons (lower house) and to create fewer and more equal sized constituencies."
"My Government will limit the number of non-European Union economic migrants entering the United Kingdom, and end the detention of children for immigration purposes."
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