Parliament returns after prorogation.

Parliament returns after prorogation.

The Queen sets out the Government plans for the coming session of the Commons

A crime crackdown dominated the first Queen's Speech of Boris Johnson's premiership.

With the Prime Minister pushing for a snap general election the legislative programme presented at the State Opening of Parliament is being seen as a bid by Mr Johnson to set out his campaign agenda.

As well as law and order issues, immigration and the environment were also major elements of the programme, which had already been extensively trailed.

The package of 26 Bills include seven relating to crime and justice.

These include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer, impose tougher sentences on foreign offenders who return to the UK and provide better protection for victims of domestic abuse.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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