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Tuesday, 12 November, 2002, 14:03 GMT
The Queen's Speech 2002
The Prime Minister and the Queen
The government's legislative programme for the next 12 months is outlined in the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.
The Speech
The Queen
The Queen delivers the speech in the House of Lords
The government's programme of 19 new bills covers a range of issues from licensing laws to hunting and school truancy. But the emphasis is the fight against crime.




The Commons Debate
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith said the government had failed to deliver on its promises
Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said the government had failed to bring forward much needed reforms to public services. Tony Blair said the programme focussed on economic stability as well as investment and reform.




Focus on crime
A policeman
Crime is the main focus of the legislative programme
Five of the bills proposed in the Queen's speech are designed to fight crime. There are plans to tackle yobbish behaviour, to give tougher sentences for dangerous criminal and to allow re-trials for serious crimes.






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