In the second day of debate on the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons on Thursday 9 May 2013, MPs debated aspects of the speech relating to home affairs.
Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, moved the debate on behalf of the Government. Yvette Cooper, Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Debate on the Address: Day 2
Following the first day of general debate on the Queen's Speech on Wednesday 8 May 2013, there are five days of debate on specific topics. On the second day of debate MPs discussed home affairs.
Further debate on different aspects of the Queen's Speech will proceed over the next four sitting days as follows:
- Friday 10 May - Jobs and Business
- Monday 13 May - Health and Social care
- Tuesday 14 May - Cost of living
- Wednesday 15 May - Economic Growth.
The Queen's Speech
Her Majesty the Queen delivered the Speech in the Lords Chamber outlining the Government's legislative programme for the parliamentary year ahead on Wednesday 8 May 2013.
Watch the Queen's Speech and follow the five days of debate on the contents of the Speech in Parliament News.
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