James welcomes Queen’s Speech measures

James Brokenshire has welcomed the measures set out in the Queen’s Speech which delivers Brexit, alongside an ambitious programme of domestic reform that improves the lives of individuals and benefits the wider society.

The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s legislative programme and included plans to support the NHS, tackle violent crime, strengthen the criminal justice system, give schools a multi-billion-pound boost and to protect the environment and promote animal welfare.

Her Majesty’s Speech also set out how the UK will seize the opportunities created by Brexit through negotiating an ambitious future relationship with the EU based on free trade and friendly cooperation, whilst ensuring the UK is open to international trade and markets after Brexit. The Government will also introduce an Agriculture Bill and a Fisheries Bill, as well as ensuring the end of free movement whilst delivering a new fair, modern and global immigration system.

Commenting following the speech, James said:

“This year’s Queen’s Speech sets out a positive plan which ensures our NHS, schools, Police and criminal justice system are protected and strengthened, whilst delivering Brexit and ensuring the UK will seize the opportunities created by leaving the EU.”

The full transcript of Her Majesty’s Speech, detailing the legislative programme for the 2019/20 Parliament, can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/speeches/queens-speech-2019