King’s Speech 2023: Full list of bills

Here is a rundown of the full list of bills from the King’s Speech 2023:

  • Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill

“Legislation will be introduced to strengthen the United Kingdom’s energy security and reduce reliance on volatile international energy markets and hostile foreign regimes. This Bill will support the future licensing of new oil and gas fields, helping the country to transition to net zero by 2050 without adding undue burdens on households”

  • Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill

“My Ministers will take steps to make the economy more competitive, taking advantage of freedoms afforded by the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. A bill will be brought forward to promote trade and investment with economies in the fastest growing region in the world”

  • Automated Vehicles Bill

“My Ministers will introduce new legal frameworks to support the safe commercial development of emerging industries, such as self-driving vehicles”

  • Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

“[My Ministers will] introduce new competition rules for digital markets”

  • Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

“[My Ministers will] encourage innovation in technologies such as machine learning”

  • Media Bill

“Legislation will be brought forward to support the creative industries and protect public interest journalism [Media Bill”

  • Arbitration Bill
  • Draft Rail Reform Bill
  • Tobacco and Vapes Bill

“My Government will introduce legislation to create a smokefree generation by restricting the sale of tobacco so that children currently aged fourteen or younger can never be sold cigarettes, and restricting the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children”

  • Leasehold and Freehold Bill

“My Ministers will bring forward a bill to reform the housing market by making it cheaper and easier for leaseholders to purchase their freehold and tackling the exploitation of millions of homeowners through punitive service charges”

  • Renters (Reform) Bill

“Renters will benefit from stronger security of tenure and better value, while landlords will benefit from reforms to provide certainty that they can regain their properties when needed”

  • Football Governance Bill

“My Government will deliver a long-term plan to regenerate towns and put local people in control of their future. Legislation will be brought forward to safeguard the future of football clubs for the benefit of communities and fans”

  • Pedicabs (London) Bill

“A bill will be introduced to deal with the scourge of unlicensed pedicabs in London”

  • Holocaust Memorial Bill

“My Government is committed to tackling antisemitism and ensuring that the Holocaust is never forgotten. A bill will progress the construction of a national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens”

  • Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill 
  • Economic Activities of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill
  • Sentencing Bill

“A bill will be brought forward to ensure tougher sentences for the most serious offenders and increase the confidence of victims”

  • Criminal Justice Bill

“My Ministers will introduce legislation to empower police forces and the criminal justice system to prevent new or complex crimes, such as digital-enabled crime and child sexual abuse, including grooming”

  • Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill

“At a time when threats to national security are changing rapidly due to new technology, my Ministers will give the security and intelligence services the powers they need and will strengthen independent judicial oversight”

  • Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

“Legislation will be introduced to protect public premises from terrorism in light of the Manchester Arena attack”

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