Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — 19 May 2021 at 18:44
The majority of MPs vote to indicate support the Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, which included recovering from the pandemic and to "level up".
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
The debate on the content of the government's legislative programme outlined in the Queens' speech is technically, and traditionally, on the subject of a message of thanks which the house is to send the monarch for making the speech.
- * to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before
- * to level up opportunities across all parts of the United Kingdom, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services
- * to continue the [Covid-19] vaccination programme
- * to provide additional funding to support the NHS.
- * to tackle obesity and improve mental health.
- * to establish an advanced research agency
- * to transform connectivity by rail and bus [High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill]
- * to extend 5G mobile coverage and gigabit capable broadband [Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill]
- * for flexible access to high quality education and training throughout people’s lives
- * to ensure that support for businesses reflects the United Kingdom’s strategic interests and drives economic growth
- * to create a series of freeports
- * to modernise the planning system, so that more homes can be built
- * to establish in law a new Building Safety Regulator
- * to address racial and ethnic disparities and ban conversion therapy.
- * to invest in new green industries to create jobs, while protecting the environment.
- * to set binding environmental targets
- * to ensure the integrity of elections, protect freedom of speech and restore the balance of power between the executive, legislature and the courts
- * to strengthen devolved Government in Northern Ireland
- * to increase sentences for the most serious and violent offenders
- * to ensure internet safety for all, especially for children
- * to increase spending on the armed services and to support veterans
- * to counter hostile activity by foreign states
- * to provide aid where it has the greatest impact on reducing poverty and alleviating human suffering
[This vote is considered, by mySociety, to be in essence a vote of confidence in the Government, so does not impact statements on MPs' policy positions on TheyWorkForYou.com - See discussion ]
-  Queen's Speech 2021, Background Briefing Notes, 11 May 2021, Gov.uk
-  Queen's Speech, 11 May 2021, House of Commons Official Record, TheyWorkForYou.com
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||359 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.9%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|