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Queen's Speech

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Definition of Queen's Speech in English:

noun

(In the UK) a statement read by the sovereign at the opening of a new session of parliament, detailing the government’s proposed legislative programme: ministers were planning to introduce legislation in the Queen’s Speech
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  • The Government have placed fostering a culture of respect at the centre of their legislative programme in the Queen's Speech.
  • Every year, the state opening of Parliament includes the Queen's Speech, which sets out the government's agenda for the coming year.
  • Legislation in Parliament is driven by what is said in the Queen's Speech that traditionally opens Parliament in November.

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