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Everything you need to know about in the Queen's Speech to parliament

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10.05.2022

The government will set out its plans for new laws in a speech delivered by the Prince of Wales to MPs and peers on Tuesday.

Prince Charles will read the Queen's Speech on behalf of the monarch, as part of the formal state Opening of Parliament.

The Queen, 96, reluctantly pulled out as she continues to experience “episodic mobility problems” with her doctors advising against attending.

Here is everything you need to know about the nature of the speech and what it is likely to include.

The speech is written by ministers and details the government’s plans for new laws.

It is due to be read in the House of Lords as part of the ceremonial opening of parliament.

Buckingham Palace said on Monday that Prince Charles will carry out the duty on behalf of the Queen.

He will be accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.



Northern Ireland

The government is expected to use the speech to bring forward changes to Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trading arrangements.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab refused on Sunday (May 8) to say whether new measures would be included.

“What we’re going to be focusing on this week is what our plans are to drive up the economy, protect the cost of living,” Mr Raab told Sky News.

He added: “We’re going to be talking about reforming the agricultural sector, innovation to create cheaper, healthier food.

“We’re going to be talking about areas where........

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