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Secretary of State for Wales welcomes the second legislative programme in HM Queen’s Speech 9 May 2012
Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan welcomed the Government’s legislative programme for the Second Session of Parliament which was announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. The coalition Government is committed to working with the Welsh Government to secure agreement to any provisions that require the consent of the National Assembly for Wales.
Mrs Gillan said:
“The Queen’s Speech reflects this Government’s values and builds on our achievements over the last two years.
“The legislation we have proposed will continue to benefit the people of Wales as the Government focuses on reducing the deficit and restoring economic stability, reducing and preventing crime, proposing constitutional reforms, and modernising the pension system.
“The Government is taking tough, long term decisions to benefit Wales and the United Kingdom. By doing so we can stimulate investment and economic growth, and build a society which is fair and rewards those who work hard and do the right thing. All of the Bills proposed today in the Queen’s Speech, bar one have relevance to Wales and it is my aim to work with the Welsh Government to ensure we achieve the very best for Wales.”