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Queen's Speech

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Leader of the House which items in the Queen’s Speech programme are (a) in part and (b) wholly consequent on proposals made at European Union level. (108091)

The written ministerial statement giving further details of the legislative programme outlinedin the Queen’s Speech, 16 November 2006, Official Report, column 7WS, listed 27 possible Bills. Of these, 19 have been introduced (some with an amended name), namely:

Concessionary Bus Travel

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress

Further Education and Training

Fraud (Trial without a Jury)

Greater London Authority

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland)

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health

Mental Health

Northern Ireland (St. Andrews Agreement)

Offender Management


Statistics and Registration Service

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement

Welfare Reform

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide


Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information)

Legal Services

Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses.

The Government have also introduced the Planning Gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill. None of these Bills is in part or wholly consequent on proposals made at European Union level, though all Bills are prepared having regard generally to the extent to which EU and other international obligations are relevant to the provisions made by the Bill.

Preparation of the remaining planned Bills is ongoing. It is not possible to state how far, if at all, such Bills will be consequent on European Union proposals.