Debate on the Address

The Debate on the Address (or Loyal Address) is the formal name for the Queen's Speech debates that are held over several days in both Houses at the start of a new session of Parliament. The debates takes place on the motion: 'That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty' thanking her for the speech, but they are also an opportunity to discuss what the Speech contained: the Government's programme for the year ahead.

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