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Construction agenda set for remainder of Parliament

The Government has unveiled a water bill and an energy bill, in the last Queen’s Speech of this Parliament.

The legislative agenda was set for an Energy Bill designed to support carbon capture technologies, and a Flood and Water Management Bill forcing local councils to take accountability for surface water flooding.

In her speech to Parliament, the Queen set out what has been criticised as a deeply political agenda, in the run up to an election which must be held before July 2010.

Other notable bills set to be put before the house include a Fiscal Responsibility Bill committing the government to reduce half the government bill within four years, a Bribery Bill which will create tougher bribery laws, and a Financial Services Bill which allows government to closer scrutinise City bonuses.