• Short Summary

    IN BRITAIN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH AT THE STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) FORESHADOWED MORE THAN 20 BILLS, WITH THE GOVERNMENT PLANNING A WIDE SWEEP OF SOCIAL CHANGES IN ITS SECOND YEAR.

  • Description

    IN BRITAIN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH AT THE STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) FORESHADOWED MORE THAN 20 BILLS, WITH THE GOVERNMENT PLANNING A WIDE SWEEP OF SOCIAL CHANGES IN ITS SECOND YEAR.

    THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILSON, HAS SHELVED PLANS TO NATIONALISE THE STEEL INDUSTRY, BUT HE INSISTED IN AN HOUR-LONG SPEECH LATER THAT STEEL NATIONALISATION REMAINED HIS PARTY'S POLICY. A PRIVATE MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY LABOUR PARTY WAS SUMMONED FOR TOMORROW TO DISCUSS GRIEVANCES ON THE ISSUE.

    CROWDS LINED LONDON STREETS IN DRIZZLING RAIN TO SEE QUEEN ELIZABETH RIDE FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN THE GLITTERING IRISH STATE COACH TO DELIVER THE TRADITIONAL SPEECH HOUSE OF LORDS.

    THE QUEEN'S SPEECH IS WRITTEN BY THE CABINET AND OUTLINES HOME AND OVERSEAS POLICY FOR THE COMING YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME CONCENTRATES ON PLANS TO CUT THE COST OF HOUSING AND TO BOOST EDUCATION SCHEME. ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE 22 BILLS PROMISED IN THE PROGRAMME DEALS WITH THE HOUSING PROBLEM ALONE.

    THERE IS A PLAN FOR A LAND COMMISSION WITH POWER TO ACQUIRED LAND FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND RECOVER PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT VALUE WHEN IT IS SOLD. RATING AND LEASE-HOLD REFORMS ARE PROVIDED FOR, TOGETHER WITH BILL TO SET PRIORITIES FOR PRIVATE BUILDING AND ANOTHER TO SUPPLY LOCAL COUNCILS WITH NEW EXCHEQUER SUBSIDIES.

    THE GOVERNMENT ALSO PROPOSES A PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMISSION TO SEE HOW THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CAN BECOME PART OF THE STATE SYSTEM.

    REFERRING TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, QUEEN ELIZABETH SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD "MAINTAIN THEIR UNREMITTING EFFORTS TO BRING ABOUT THROUGH NEGOTIATION A PEACEFUL AND HONOURABLE SOLUTION IN RHODESIA ON A BASIS ACCEPTABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XPHH2VRPQXM7GY4AK0667N72
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XPHH2VRPQXM7GY4AK0667N72
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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