Over at The House Magazine, Mark Pack (formerly of this parish) previews the upcoming Queen’s Speech — and applauds the fact that it may be rather thinner than we’ve grown used to:
Far too often ministers have confused volume of legislation sent through Parliament with being a good minister. It is an oh-so-tempting trap to fall into, as shown by some of the daft criticisms of the last Queen’s Speech – seeking to equate the Government’s seriousness about economic policies with the number of Bills on the subject.
Thankfully, however, at least the Liberal Democrat part of the Government is sticking to sense, and rather than demanding huge numbers of pieces of new legislation, is concentrating on the successful implementation of policies already set out. Whether it is the pupil premium, the Green Investment Bank or the Green Deal, the need is not for more legislation on top of that already set out, it is for departments to concentrate on implementation. It is implementation that will turn those policies into green jobs, better chances in life, a healthier environment and lower inflation.
And if you want to find out about the major exception (and the major omission) you’ll need to read Mark’s piece in full here, over at PoliticsHome.
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