What time is the Queens Speech debate today?


MPS are set to finish their debate on the Queens Speech today in the House of Commons.

Heres what we know about the timings for today in Parliament.

MPs will continue their debate in on the Queen’s speech in the House today

What time is the Queens Speech debate?

Parliamentary business kicked off today with questions to the Transport Minister at 9.30am

After the quizzing has finished the House will move on to continue discussing the Queens Speech

They are resuming the debate after rejecting the timetable for a law to ratify Boris Brexit deal.

The PM hoped to pass the Brexit legislation through the lower house of parliament by the end of today, but MPs rejected that by 322 votes to 308.

The debate is continuing after Boris Johnson failed to get the timetable through for his Brexit deal

What is a Queens Speech?

The Queens Speech is part of the State Opening of Parliament which marks a new session of both the House of Commons and Lords.

The speech traditionally sets out the objectives of the Government in the new session and outlines the main policies it will be pursuing.

Events get underway with a carriage procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster.

The carriage is escorted by the Household Cavalry.

The Queen arrives at Sovereign’s Entrance and proceeds to the Robing Room.

The Queen addressed the Lords at 11.30am today
The Queen addressed the Lords at 11.30am today

Wearing the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of State, she leads the Royal Procession through the Royal Gallery to the chamber of the House of Lords.

The Queen’s Speech is delivered by the Queen from the throne in the House of Lords.

Although the Queen reads the Speech, it is written by the Government.

The tradition of the State Opening of Parliament and the delivery of the speech can be traced back to the 16th century.

The House of Lords official Black Rod is sent to summon the Members of the House of Commons.

The doors to the Commons chamber are symbolically shut in his or her face symbolising the independence from the monarchy.

Black Rod then strikes the door three times before it is opened.

MPs then follow Black Rod to the Lords where they stand at the Bar to listen to the speech.

When the Queen has delivered her speech and left the House a new parliamentary session starts.