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Debate on the Address

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The Debate on the Address (or Loyal Address) is the formal name for the King'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 His Majesty' thanking him 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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