In the fourth day of debate on the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons, on Friday 10 May 2013, MPs debated those aspects of the speech relating to health and social security
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, moved the debate on behalf of the Government. Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Debate on the Address: Day 4
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. Further debate on different aspects of the Queen's Speech will proceed over the next two sitting days as follows:
Tuesday 14 May - Cost of living
Wednesday 15 May - Economic Growth.
Debate on the Address: Day 3
Friday 10 May 2013 - Jobs and business.
Debate on the Address: Day 2
Tuesday 9 May 2013 - Home affairs.
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 five days of debate on the contents of the Speech in Parliamentary news.
View proceedings from the public gallery
UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings for free in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.