My Lords and members of the House of Commons.
My government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. It will adopt a onenation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving newopportunities to the most disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together.
My government will continue with its long-term plan to provide economic stability andsecurity at every stage of life. They will continue the work of bringing the public finances undercontrol and reducing the deficit, so Britain lives within its means. Measures will be introducedto raise the productive potential of the economy and increase living standards.
Legislation will be brought forward to help achieve full employment and provide more peoplewith the security of a job. New duties will require my ministers to report annually on jobcreation and apprenticeships. Measures will also be introduced to reduce regulation on smallbusinesses so they can create jobs.
Legislation will be brought forward to ensure people working 30 hours a week on the NationalMinimum Wage do not pay income tax, and to ensure there are no rises in Income Tax rates,Value Added Tax or National Insurance for the next 5 years.
Measures will be brought forward to help working people by greatly increasing the provision offree childcare.
Legislation will be introduced to support home ownership and give housing associationtenants the chance to own their own home.
Measures will be introduced to increase energy security and to control immigration. Mygovernment will bring forward legislation to reform trade unions and to protect essentialpublic services against strikes.
To give new opportunities to the most disadvantaged, my government will expand theTroubled Families programme and continue to reform welfare, with legislation encouragingemployment by capping benefits and requiring young people to earn or learn.
Legislation will be brought forward to improve schools and give every child the best start in life,with new powers to take over failing and coasting schools and create more academies.
In England, my government will secure the future of the National Health Service byimplementing the National Health Service’s own 5 year plan, by increasing the health budget,integrating healthcare and social care, and ensuring the National Health Service works on a 7day basis. Measures will be introduced to improve access to general practitioners and to mentalhealthcare.
Measures will also be brought forward to secure the real value of the basic State Pension, sothat more people live in dignity and security in retirement. Measures will be brought forwardto increase the rights of victims of crime.
To bring different parts of our country together, my government will work to bring about abalanced economic recovery. Legislation will be introduced to provide for the devolution ofpowers to cities with elected metro mayors, helping to build a northern powerhouse.
My government will continue to legislate for high-speed rail links between the different parts ofthe country.
My government will also bring forward legislation to secure a strong and lastingconstitutional settlement, devolving wide-ranging powers to Scotland and Wales. Legislationwill be taken forward giving effect to the Stormont House Agreement in Northern Ireland.
My government will continue to work in cooperation with the devolved administrations on thebasis of mutual respect.
My government will bring forward changes to the standing orders of the House of Commons.These changes will create fairer procedures to ensure that decisions affecting England, orEngland and Wales, can be taken only with the consent of the majority of Members ofParliament representing constituencies in those parts of our United Kingdom.
My government will renegotiate the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union andpursue reform of the European Union for the benefit of all member states.
Alongside this, early legislation will be introduced to provide for an in-out referendum onmembership of the European Union before the end of 20xx.
Measures will also be brought forward to promote social cohesion and protect people bytackling extremism. New legislation will modernise the law on communications data, improvethe law on policing and criminal justice, and ban the new generation of psychoactive drugs.
My government will bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights.
Members of the House of Commons.
Estimates for the public services will be laid before you.
My Lords and members of the House of Commons
My government will continue to play a leading role in global affairs, using its presence all overthe world to re-engage with and tackle the major international security, economic andhumanitarian challenges.
My ministers will remain at the forefront of the NATO alliance and of international efforts todegrade and ultimately defeat terrorism in the Middle East.
The United Kingdom will continue to seek a political settlement in Syria, and will offer furthersupport to the Iraqi government’s programme for political reform and national reconciliation.
My government will maintain pressure on Russia to respect the territorial integrity andsovereignty of Ukraine, and will insist on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
My government looks forward to an enhanced partnership with India and China.
Prince Philip and I look forward to our state visit to Germany next month and to our state visitto Malta in November, alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. We alsolook forward to welcoming His Excellency the President of The People’s Republic of China andMadame Peng on a state visit in October.
My government will seek effective global collaboration to sustain economic recovery andto combat climate change, including at the climate change conference in Paris later this year.
My government will undertake a full strategic defence and security review, and do whatever isnecessary to ensure that our courageous armed forces can keep Britain safe.
My government will work to reduce the threat from nuclear weapons, cyber attacks andterrorism.
Other measures will be laid before you.
My Lords and members of the House of Commons
I pray that the blessing of almighty God may rest upon your counsels.