Watch Again: The Queen's Speech - Her Majesty sets out Boris Johnson's agenda

19 December 2019, 11:21

The Queen's Speech: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opens the Houses of Parliament - Watch Live

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Watch as the Queen officially opens the Houses of Parliament for the second time in ten weeks.

Her Majesty will deliver a speech setting out Boris Johnson’s legislative agenda after the conservatives Election landslide.

The speech is expected to start at 11:40am on 19th December.

The Queen last opened Parliament just nine weeks ago
The Queen last opened Parliament just nine weeks ago. Picture: PA

Boris Johnson will try to use the Queen's Speech to push his agenda beyond Brexit and on to the NHS and community issues.

The Prime Minister intends to put the health service at the heart of the Government's legislative programme alongside moves to finally force through EU withdrawal by the end of January.

Mr Johnson said he wanted to use the set-piece parliamentary occasion on Thursday to put forward an agenda also centred on law and order, infrastructure and education.

The Government will enshrine in law a commitment on NHS funding, with an extra £33.9 billion per year provided by 2023/24, Mr Johnson said.

The Queen's Speech will also include proposed legislation to abolish hospital car parking charges for "those in greatest need" - likely to include disabled people, parents of sick children staying overnight, and staff working night shifts.