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Queen's speech at a glance

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A "significant acceleration" in the reduction of the UK's state deficit, delivered mainly by cutting spending rather than increasing tax.

Reversal of the bulk of the former Labour administration's planned rise in employers' National Insurance contributions.

Opportunity for more schools to take up academy status.

Abolition of ID cards and National Identity Register.

Referendums on any future EU treaty.

Government to "examine the case" for a UK Sovereignty Bill to make clear that ultimate authority rests in the country.

Legislation for fixed-term five-year parliaments, with a requirement for 55 per cent Commons support to seek an earlier dissolution.

A referendum on the Alternative Vote for House of Commons elections.

Annual limit "in the tens of thousands" on non-EU migrants allowed to live and work in the UK.

Maintenance of Britain's nuclear deterrent, with continued scrutiny to ensure that the renewal of Trident is value for money. Liberal Democrats will "continue to make the case for alternatives".