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1993 QUEEN'S SPEECH AND THE NEW SESSION OF PARLIAMENT

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The Queen's speech opening Parliament on 18 November is expected to outline the following: ...
The Queen's speech opening Parliament on 18 November is expected to outline the following:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM - in Scotland and Wales, laws to establish single-tier authorities. Similar legislation for England unlikely yet.

SCOTTISH WATER - three new public authorities to be set up. Likely to be incorporated in Scottish local government reform bill.

SUNDAY SHOPPING - MPs will consider four choices, from keeping major restrictions to full deregulation.

THE POLICE - a bill to implement some parts of the Sheehy report on organisation, pay and conditions.

CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK - decision by end of year. If approved, a hybrid bill will follow.

ADOPTION - possible legislation to implement the recent white paper.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY FINANCE - a bill to implement EC budget arrangements for the next seven years.

CARE OF CHILDREN - Scottish legislation following a white paper on the Orkneys situation.

TEACHER TRAINING - probable reform legislation to create a 'Mums Army' of non-graduates to teach infants.

PENSIONS - a new law on occupational pensions and retirement equalisation unlikely in this session,

THE BUDGET - will be on 30 November, but the finance bill to implement it will not be published until the new year.

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