The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s policy and legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session. The speech is usually read by the Queen in the Lords chamber during the State Opening of Parliament. This year, Prince Charles read the speech on the Queen’s behalf. The speech took place on 10 May.

This page presents Lords Library research produced ahead of the debates on the Queen’s Speech. Reading lists in support of each day’s debate have also been produced. Please note that books can be borrowed by Members of the House of Lords and staff of the House of Lords only. E-books require a parliamentary login.

2022 Queen's Speech day 1

Research and resources for the debate on levelling up, communities and transport

2022 Queen's Speech day 2

Research and resources for the debate on home affairs, justice, culture, media and the constitution

2022 Queen's Speech day 3

Research and resources for the debate on the economy, energy and the environment

2022 Queen's Speech day 4

Research and resources for the debate on education, welfare, health and public services

2022 Queen's Speech day 5

Research and resources for the debate on foreign affairs, defence and trade

Read more on the Queen's Speech and State Opening of Parliament

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