Below you will find a full list of bills in the 2008 Queen's Speech. Over the current Parliamentary session politics.co.uk will be tracking a number of these bills, providing news and reaction on their progress. For detailed information about individual bills, please click on the bill headings in blue.
Intended to shore up the banking system and get them lending to each other again.
Government backs up savings made by lower income families.
Welfare reform bill
Forcing those on unemployment benefit to search for employment, including single parents.
Local authorities given more power on under-performing schools.
Crime and policing bill
New security measures for airports and powers for police to stop sex offenders travelling overseas.
Statement of rights for the bereaved and powers for private coroner's inquests in cases involving national security.
Wrapping up all the UK's equality legislation in one place.
Enshrining government poverty commitments in law.
Creation of NHS constitution
Toughened up citizenship tests and - controversially - sections referring to ID cards.
Local democracy, economic development and construction bill
Councils given bigger role in local economic development.
Protects marine ecology and allows access to coastal paths.
MPs to vote on war and protests allowed around parliament; role of attorney general modernised.
Business rates supplements bill (not mentioned in Speech)
Allows upper-tier local authorities to impose business rate and keep the proceeds.