In the Media

Law and order is Cabinet priority

PUBLISHED October 29, 2004

The cabinet agreed yesterday to make "safety and security" the main theme of what is expected to be the last session of parliament before a general election next may.

Ministers approved a queen's speech that will include six bills aimed at tackling law and order issues ranging from anti-social behaviour to global terrorism. The queen will open the new session of parliament on nov 23 amid a growing sense at westminster that the government is preparing for a spring election.