Gordon Brown set out his legislative agenda for the year ahead in his first Queen's Speech today. Here is an at-a-glance guide to the main points:
* A Bill to require youngsters to remain in education or training until the age of 18.
* Legislation to set up a new Homes and Communities Agency charged with delivering more affordable and social housing.
* A Bill to streamline the planning system, providing speedier and more transparent decisions, especially for major infrastructure projects.
* Legislation to create a new healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission, with powers to fine hospitals failing to meet hygiene standards.
* Legislation to allow unclaimed money in dormant accounts to be spent on community facilities.
* A Bill to require employers to contribute to staff pensions and automatically enrol workers into schemes.
* A Bill to introduce a legally binding framework to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60% to 2050, with "real progress" by 2020.
* A Bill giving local areas the freedom to develop road-pricing schemes.
* A Bill to "strengthen" terrorist prosecutions, including the introduction of post-charge questioning and a ban on overseas travel for convicted terrorists.
* A Bill to reduce regulatory burdens on business with the creation of a Local Better Regulation Office.
* A Bill to introduce constitutional reform in areas like the Royal Prerogative.
* Proposals to reform party funding and expenditure and restore public confidence in the system.
* Legislation to protect depositors and ensure confidence in the banking system.Reuse content