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The Queen's Speech Reintroduces Domestic Abuse Bill and Divorce Bill

The Queen says Britain will leave the EU on October 31st and details new bills.

The Queen has set out the Government's legislative plan in the House of Lords today at the state opening of Parliament.

In one paragraph The Queen addressed Family Law in particular:

"My Government will bring forward measures to protect individuals, families and their homes. Legislation will transform the approach of the justice system and other agencies to victims of domestic abuse, and minimise the impact of divorce, particularly on children."

While the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill were noted there, the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill which ends free movement and ensures the right to remain for resident EU citizens was also hightlighted.

Reformation in adult social care in England to ensure dignity in old age was mentioned as was continued work in reforming the Mental Health Act to improve the care of those receiving treatment.

The transcript of The Queen's speech can be read on The Government's website.