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Queen sets out Govt policies

The Queen's Speech has set out the Government's plans for legislation for the year. It has focused on economic growth and a number of 'family-friendly' policies.

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Lords' reform bill will be tough to get through

The PM's spokesman also made it clear that although the Prime Minister said he wanted to see consensus built on House of Lords reform, this is a Government bill - which means seeing it through to completion.

But the spokesman wouldn't say whether the bill will be whipped.

It's clear there is much disagreement on Lords' reform and so this will be a tough bill to get through.

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