Dame Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, has welcomed the new agenda from the Government as set out in the King’s Speech and the benefits it will bring to people across Gosport, Stubbington, Lee on the Solent and Hill Head.
The Government has announced plans to deliver a brighter future for our country–setting out the laws that will be delivered over the next parliamentary session. The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of a new Parliamentary term, and the King’s Speech sets out the government’s legislative priorities in this session.
Legislation will focus on four key areas. First, growing the economy by introducing Bills that protect our energy security, secure the benefits of Brexit, and ensure we have the right framework for tech firms to compete and grow in the UK.
Second, strengthening society by protecting the health of young people, supporting private renters and landlords, and eradicating antisemitism everywhere. This includes the Holocaust Memorial Bill, to build a national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in central London.
Third, keeping people safe by making sure the police have the powers they need, criminals get the punishment they deserve, and society is protected from terrorism. This includes the Sentencing Bill and the Criminal Justice Bill, giving the police more powers to keep us safe.
Fourth, promoting our national interests by backing our Armed Forces, supporting Ukraine and leading the way on the challenges of the future: climate change and AI.
Commenting on the speech, Caroline said:
“This speech reflects the priorities of my constituents in Gosport, Hill Head, Stubbington and Lee on the Solent. It includes measures to bolster the economy, promote growth, bring down inflation, improve national security and our health care.
“From commitments to phase out smoking, introduce a new educational standard, leasehold reforms and tougher sentencing, I am sure that these long term visions will ensure a more prosperous United Kingdom.”
The Prime Minister commented:
““Today marked the first King’s Speech in over seventy years, bringing forward our plan to build a better future for the next seventy.
“Just as I have done with energy security, net zero, illegal migration and HS2, the King’s Speech takes the long-term decisions to address the challenges this country faces, not the easy way out with short-term gimmicks.
“As we take the necessary steps to halve inflation and reduce debt, we will legislate to grow the economy, by supporting innovative businesses and protecting consumers.
“To make the real change this country needs, we will bring forward bills that strengthen our society, help people feel safer in their own communities and give a sense of pride in the place they call home.”