During this morning's speech, the Queen told parliament that child neglect will be tackled alongside serious organised crime in a new 'Serious Crime Bill' that will also reinforce powers to claw back the proceeds of crime from convicted criminals.
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams has previously called for a change in the law on child neglect and said he was 'reassured' by today's announcement.
Child Neglect aspect of Serious Crime Bill makes offence of cruelty likely to cause psychological harm to a child as in Mark Williams bill
1/3 Mark Williams aka @mark4ceredigion on child neglect proposal:'I am reassured by the Government’s willingness to take this issue forward'
2/3 'The proposed legislation will allow agencies to work together more effectively to safeguard children.'
3/3 'It will mean justice could be finally available for children who have parents who quite simply couldn’t have cared less about them.'
There were no major announcements for Wales, but the Queen did say that two schemes pioneered in Wales - charging for plastic bags and the creation of a Anti-Human Trafficking Commissioner - will be established in England.
The Queen said that plans to give the Welsh Government financial and tax powers would continue and also reaffirmed that the NATO summit will come to Newport this autumn.
1/3 Re NATO summit, UK Govt sources say it'll be 'opportunity to shine the global spotlight on this corner of the United Kingdom.'
2/3 'We will highlight its strong commercial sector - from manufacturing to innovation, life sciences to cyber and excellent universities
3/3 'We will also encourage the world to visit Wales by showcasing tremendous potential in Wales for investment, business, tourism & study.'