Steve Double MP has welcomed the King’s Speech 2023 which sets out the Government’s legislative agenda to make the difficult, but necessary long-term decisions to change this country for the better of households in St Austell and Newquay.
The King’s Speech outlined the Government’s proposed policies and legislation for the coming parliamentary session, which focused on continuing to take action to bring down inflation, to ease the cost of living for households in St Austell and Newquay, and help businesses fund new jobs and investment.
Among the Bills announced for 2023-24 were:
- Renters Reform Bill, which will deliver on the Conservative’s manifesto promise to ban "no-fault" evictions
- Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill to help the country to transition to net zero by 2050 without adding undue burdens on households
- Tobacco and Vapes Bill which will restrict the sale of tobacco so that children currently aged 14 or younger can never be sold cigarettes
- Sentencing Bill to ensure tougher sentences for the most serious offenders.
“I am pleased to see the wide selection of new Bills coming forward, which address many of the issues constituents have raised with me and shows the government are listening to concerns.
“The impact of Covid and the war in Ukraine have created significant long-term challenges for the country, however the King’s Speech gave reassures that the government are making the long-term decisions needed to support and benefit future generations and tackle inflation to ease the cost of living for people in the constituency.
“I am particularly pleased to see the Renters Reform Bill which I welcome and believe will deal with many of the issues and concerns constituents, both renters and landlords, have raised with me.
“I know there is more to do but am reassured that this Government will keep taking the long-term action needed so that we can change the country for the better and ensure a better future for all households in St Austell and Newquay.”
You can read the King’s Speech in full via the link below: