Coalition agenda set out in Queen's Speech

THE Queen has outlined the programme of laws the UK’s coalition wants to push through over the next 18 months.

Measures include a shake-up in the electoral system with the prospect of five-year fix-termed parliaments.

Plans to introduce ID cards will be ditched under the new coalition government, which said it was aiming to “rebalance” the relationship between the state an the electorate

David Cameron and his Lib Dem deputy PM Nick Clegg looked on as the Queen outlined their programme at the State Opening of Parliament.

The Queen said the government had set its priority as “reducing the deficit and to restore economic growth" with 22 new bills being introduced.

Other measures included the expansion of academy schools with groups outside local authorities to be given the opportunity to set them up.

There were also pledges to forge forward with broadband growth and high speed rail networks.