The Queen's Speech in full


The Queen has performed the State Opening of Parliament, setting out the new coalition government's first programme of legislation.

The 22 Bills set out in detail what Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to achieve over the next 18 months.

The Queen said that cutting the budget deficit and restoring growth would be the government's "first priority".

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