Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, which builds on measures set out in the recent Pre-Budget Report, helping to equip people to meet the current economic challenges facing our country as well as promoting a fairer society.
The Queen has formally opened Parliament and delivered the Queen’s Speech – written by the Government – which sets out Parliament’s working agenda for the coming year.
David Hanson said:
“I am pleased that the Government continues to take urgent action to give the people of Flintshire real help through these difficult times.
“As the Government concentrates on bringing people through the current downturn as quickly as possible, it is important to prepare for the future so we can emerge fairer and stronger than ever before.
“Action is being taken now to strengthen the financial sector through the Banking Bill and support families and those on lower incomes to save through the Saving Gateway Accounts Bill.
“I am also pleased to see the Child Poverty Bill, which will enshrine in law the Government’s historic commitment to eradicate child poverty in a generation.
“The Equality Bill will make Britain a fairer place where people have the opportunity to make the most of their abilities whatever their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
“There is also a Bill to strengthen the NHS by taking account of the rights and responsibilities of patients and staff.
“A Welfare Reform Bill will help to reform the welfare system for the long term, to provide more help for people to move from benefits into work and to provide greater support, choice and control for disabled people.
“The agenda for the next year focuses on taking the people of Flintshire through the current economic downturn. There will be renewed investment in reformed public services to support the economy and ensure that we emerge a stronger and fairer society.”