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Definition of Queen’S Speech

The queen reads the speech but it is written by the government.

Queen Meaning in Politics

Description of Queen published by Mona Chalabi: Currently Elizabeth II, who represents the crown. She doesn’t get to vote, but she does get to play a big constitutional role. The queen opens and dissolves Parliament and ultimately is the last stop before legislation is passed (this practice is known as “royal assent,” although these days it’s virtually unthinkable that she’d ever say no to anything).

Debate on the Address Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

The Debate on the Address (or Loyal Address) is the formal name for the Queen’s Speech debates that are held over several days in both Houses at the start of a new session of Parliament. The debates takes place on the motion: ‘That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty’ thanking her for the speech, but they are also an opportunity to discuss what the Speech contained: the Government’s programme for the year ahead.


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  • Article Name: Queen
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