United Kingdom

British Government Plans to Introduce Immigration Reforms

Announced during the Queen's Speech


A fresh attempt to curb immigration is the centre piece of the government's planned new laws, set out by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.

Access to the NHS will be tightened, landlords forced to check immigration status and illegal migrants prevented from obtaining driving licences.

But alcohol pricing and monitoring web use were not among the 15 bills.

The Prince of Wales, joined by his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, attended for the first time since 1996.