Welsh Secretary: Queen’s Speech boosts engines of growth and rewards hard work

27 May 2015 02:02 PM

Stephen Crabb yesterday (27 May) said the Queen’s Speech will strengthen Wales’ place within the UK and put working people centre-stage.

Mr Crabb said the UK Government’s One Nation approach would build on the foundations laid in the last Parliament to help create jobs, economic growth and social justice for everyone in Wales who wants to get on and succeed.

Bills in the speech to benefit Wales include:

Stephen Crabb said yesterday:

Today’s Queen’s speech will strengthen Wales’ place within the United Kingdom by taking forward the St David’s Day agreement. It boosts the engines of growth and puts working people centre-stage with radical measures to reward hard work.

Our priority is to continue to secure the economic recovery for Wales and ensure all parts of the country share in it. That means investing in infrastructure, encouraging enterprise and backing small businesses.

At the same time we are making sure that people on the lowest incomes keep more of the money they earn. We will continue to reform welfare so that people are supported back into work - but those who need help get it.

This speech builds on our achievements in the last Parliament and sets the long term direction for an ambitious and successful country.

Find out more about the Queen’s Speech

Key Bills for Wales

Most Bills in the Queen’s Speech apply in whole, or in part, to Wales. They have important benefits for working people in Wales, delivering social justice in Wales and in ensuring we strengthen the ties that bind us together as a United Kingdom. They include:

Wales Bill:

Full Employment and Welfare Benefits Bill:

Enterprise Bill:

Psychoactive Substances Bill:

Extremism Bill:

Immigration Bill:

Trade Unions Bill:

Read the Queen’s Speech 2015 background briefing notes here