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Migrant curbs in Queen's Speech

Measures to tackle immigration are among the measures unveiled in the Queen's Speech, as the Government unveils its legislative plans this coming year.

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Priority is to 'strengthen economic competitiveness'

During the State Opening of Parliament the Queen said: "My Government's first priority is to strengthen Britain's economic competitiveness To this end it will support the growth of the private sector and the creation of more jobs and opportunities.

The Queen delivers her speech at the State Opening of Parliament. Credit: ITV Pool

"My ministers will continue to prioritise measures that reduce the deficit ensuring interest rates are kept low for homeowners and businesses.

"My Government is committed to building an economy where people who work hard are properly rewarded."

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