MPs debate Queen's Speech: Day 3

15 May 2012

MPs held the third day of debate on the Queen's Speech on Monday 14 May 2012, which was on the subject of Business and the Economy

Debate on the Address: Day 3

Following the first day of general debate on the Queen's Speech, there are five days of debate on specific topics. On the third day of debate MPs discussed business and the economy. MPs will debate foreign affairs and international development on Tuesday 15 May, the cost of living on Wednesday 16 May and jobs and growth on Thursday 17 May.

Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable moved the debate on behalf of the government. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Chuka Umunna repsonded on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV or in Commons Hansard.

The Queen's Speech

Her Majesty The Queen delivered the Speech from the Throne outlining the Government's legislative programme for the parliamentary year ahead on Wednesday 9 May. Watch the Queen's Speech and follow five days of debate on the contents of the Speech in Parliamentary news.

More information on the State Opening of Parliament can be found in the Parliamentary news section.

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