State Opening of Parliament

In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. The Queen’s speech outlining the… read more

In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. The Queen’s speech outlining the government’s agenda proposed measures designed to strengthen financial regulation and reduce the nation’s debt levels.

The Financial Services Bill calls for a new Council for Financial Stability and gives the Financial Services Authority (FSA) greater powers to regulate banks. The FSA would also be able to void overly risky employment contracts. The Fiscal Responsibility Bill would commit the government to halve its budget deficit within four years. close

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State Opening of Parliament

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Program ID:
290080-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Speech
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
Nov 18, 2009
Last Aired:
Nov 23, 2009

Airing Details

  • Nov 18, 2009 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 18, 2009 | 9:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 19, 2009 | 12:56am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 2009 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 23, 2009 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 1