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What were the key highlights?

21st Jun 17 1:01 pm

Here’s what the royal said

The Queen proposed a variety of new laws today to prepare the UK for a “smooth and orderly” departure from the EU.

Eight out of 24 bills relate to Brexit and its implications for British industries.

As well as a bill to convert EU rules into UK law, there are measures on trade, customs, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear and sanctions.

The main non-Brexit proposals include a Civil Liability Bill, designed to address the “compensation culture” around motoring insurance claims a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, establishing a Domestic Violence and Abuse Commissioner to stand up for victims and survivors and monitor the response of the authorities

A Tenant’s Fees Bill, banning landlords from charging “letting fees” was also proposed while a High-Speed Two Bill to authorise the second leg of the rail link from Birmingham to Crewe is also on the cards.

A Data Protection Bill to strengthen individuals’ rights and introduce a “right to be forgotten” is also being considered in addition to an Armed Forces Bill allowing people to serve on a part-time  and flexible basis.

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