Queen’s Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda

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Series Details 21.06.17
Publication Date 21/06/2017
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The paragraphs in the Queen's Speech 2017 specifically relating to Brexit are reproduced below:

My government’s priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union. My ministers are committed to working with Parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country’s future outside the European Union.

A bill will be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses. This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries.

My government will seek to maintain a deep and special partnership with European allies and to forge new trading relationships across the globe. New bills on trade and customs will help to implement an independent trade policy, and support will be given to help British businesses export to markets around the world.Following the 8 June 2017 General Election in the United Kingdom the State Opening of Parliament took place on the 21 June 2017. This marked the formal start of the parliamentary year and included the Queen's Speech which set out the government’s agenda for the 2017-19 session, outlining proposed policies and legislation.

The programme was dominated by proposed legislation dealing with the United Kingdom's planned leaving of the European Union. Eight of the twenty seven bills to be introduced were connected with Brexit.

+ Repeal Bill
+ Customs Bill
+ Trade Bill
+ Immigration Bill
+ Fisheries Bill
+ Agriculture Bill
+ Nuclear Safeguards Bill
+ International Sanctions Bill

Source Link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40345280
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UK: GOV.UK: Prime Minister's Office: Speech, 21.06.17: Queen's Speech 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/queens-speech-2017
United Kingdom: Department for Exiting the European Union: Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Cm 9446 (March 2017) http://www.europeansources.info/record/legislating-for-the-united-kingdoms-withdrawal-from-the-european-union/
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
The Guardian: Tag: Queen's Speech https://www.theguardian.com/politics/queens-speech
Euro|Topics: Debates, June 2017: Brexit dominates Queen's speech http://www.eurotopics.net/en/181268/brexit-dominates-queen-s-speech
Blog: Open Europe, 21.06.17: What does the Queen’s Speech mean for Brexit? http://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/queens-speech-brexit/
IfG: Newsletter, 23.06.17: The Queen's Speech https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/brexit-explained/queens-speech
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Blog: Open Europe, 06.07.17: What to expect when the Repeal Bill lands in the Commons next week http://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/what-to-expect-when-the-repeal-bill-lands-in-the-commons-next-week/

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