• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Day's delay in Queen's Speech

The Queen's Speech has been put back due to a planned G7 summit in Brussels, the Leader of the Commons Andrew Lansley has announced.

The speech, setting out the Government's programme for the new parliamentary session, will now take place on June 4 - a day later than originally planned.

"The date will better facilitate arrangements for the ceremony and other events that week including the now planned G7 summit in Brussels," Mr Lansley said in a Commons written statement.

The G7 summit was called last month following the abandonment of the planned G8 summit in Sochi in the wake of President Vladimir Putin's effective annexation of the Crimea.

Contextual targeting label: 
Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.