Business Secretary Vince Cable said the Immigration Bill was not a "dog whistle" response to UKIP's surge in support.
While Angela Eagle, Shadow Commons Leader, argued that the Queen's Speech failed to deal with the "issues that people face day-in-day-out".
Nigel Farage said the focus on immigration and aspiration in the Queen's Speech showed that UKIP is "changing the UK national debate."
The Government has put new attempts to curb immigration at the heart of its agenda for the coming year, set out in today's Queen's Speech.
'Progress Please' probably best sums up business groups' polite but rather firm response to the Queen's speech.