There were 19 bills announced in the Queen’s seven-minute speech to parliament, here they are for Staggers readers.
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
Legislation to repeal unnecessary laws and to limit state inspection of businesses.
Banking Reform Bill
Measures to strengthen regulation of the financial services sector.
Implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking (otherwise known as the Vickers report).
Groceries Adjudicator Bill
The establishment of an independent adjudicator to ensure supermarkets deal fairly and lawfully with suppliers.
Small Donations Bill
A bill to allow charities to claim additional payments on small donations.
Reform of the electricity market to deliver “secure, clean and affordable electricity” and ensure prices are fair.
Draft Water Bill
Reform of the water industry in England and Wales.
Public Service Pensions Bill
Public service pensions will be reformed in line with the recommendations of the independent commission on public service pensions (otherwise known as the Hutton report).
Draft Local Audit Bill
Abolishes the Audit Commission and establishes new arrangements for the audit of local public bodies.
Children and Families Bill
Includes measures to improve provision for disabled children and children with special educational needs, reform of family courts and more flexible parental leave for parents.
Draft Care and Support Bill
A bill to modernise adult care and support in England.
Electoral registration and Administration Bill
Introduces individual registration of voters.
House of Lords reform bill
A bill to reform “the composition” of the House of Lords. This was more tightly-worded than expected.
Crime and Courts Bill
Establishes a National Crime Agency to tackle the most serious and organised crime and strengthen border security.
New measures to protect freedom of speech and reform defamation law.
Justice and Security Bill
Will allow secret courts to hear a greater range of evidence in national security cases.
Draft Communications Bill
Legislation to allow the police and intelligence agencies to collect data on communications, such as texts and emails.
European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill
Approves the creation of the financial stability mechanism within the euro area.
Croatia Accession Bill
The government will seek parliamentary approval on the anticipated accession of Croatia to the EU.
There was no international development bill in the speech (as Richard Darlington predicted on The Staggers last month) but the government reaffirmed its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on international aid from 2013.