MPs debate Queen's Speech: Day 5

17 May 2012

MPs held the fifth a day of debate on the Queen's Speech on Wednesday 16 May 2012, which was on the subject of the cost of living.

Debate on the Address: Day 5

Following the first day of general debate on the Queen's Speech, there are five days of debate on specific topics. On the fifth day of debate MPs discussed the cost of living. MPs will debate the jobs and growth on Thursday 17 May.

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint moved the debate on behalf of the Opposition. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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