MPs held the fourth day of debate on the Queen's Speech on Tuesday 15 May 2012, which was on the subject of foreign affairs and international development
Debate on the Address: Day 4
Following the first day of general debate on the Queen's Speech, there are five days of debate on specific topics. On the fourth day of debate MPs discussed foreign affairs and international development. MPs will debate the cost of living on Wednesday 16 May and jobs and growth on Thursday 17 May.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague moved the debate on behalf of the government. Shadow Secretary of State for State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander responded 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.