The Queen’s Speech was one of the shortest in the current monarch’s reign, lasting just seven minutes. It outlined 15 bills from a legislative programme covering 20, including those carried over from last year or in draft form. Of the total, 13 apply in part or in full to Scotland.
There was criticism for a lack of measures to get the economy growing again.
Mark Littlewood, director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “The Queen’s Speech offered little to promote growth. Policies to boost the economy should have made up the majority of the legislative agenda, yet instead, barely anything has been promised.”
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