What was in the 2015 Queen's Speech, bill-by-bill

 
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The Queen delivered her annual speech from the throne in the House of Lords (Source: Getty)

A full employment and welfare benefits bill aiming to create 2m more jobs and 3m more apprenticeships

An enterprise bill to cut red tape and help small and medium-sized businesses resolve late payment disputes

A personal tax allowance bill raising the personal allowance to £12,500 and linking future increases to the minimum wage

A finance bill legislating a tax “freeze” on income tax rates, VAT rates and national insurance contributions

A childcare bill doubling free childcare entitlements for families with two working parents to 30 hours per week

A housing bill enabling the extension of Right to Buy levels of discount to housing association tenants

An energy bill establishing an oil and gas authority independent regulator

An immigration bill introducing a new offence of illegal working

A trade unions bill setting in place restrictions on strike ballots and trade union political funding

An education and adoption bill increasing oversight of and intervention in failing schools

A cities and local government devolution bill giving more powers to towns and counties

An HS2 bill awarding planning permission for the railway between London and the west Midlands

A Scotland bill implementing the suggestions of the Smith Commission

A Wales bill and a Northern Ireland bill devolving more powers to their respective national parliaments

An EU referendum bill calling for an in/out vote before the end of 2017

An extremism bill allowing the home secretary to crack down on extremist groups

An investigatory powers bill giving the government the right to monitor Britons’ online communications

A psychoactive substances bill creating a blanket ban on new recreational drugs

Read more: The most important takeaways from the Queen's Speech

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