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Speeches from the Throne

The Speech from the Throne imparts the causes of summoning Parliament, prior to which neither House can embark on any public business. It marks the first occasion, after a general election, or a prorogation, that Parliament meets in an assembly of its three constituent parts: the House of Commons, the Senate and the Sovereign, or the Sovereign’s representative.

The Speech from the Throne usually sets forth in some detail the government’s view of the condition of the country and provides an indication of what legislation it intends to bring forward. Source: House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition, 2009.
 

Parliament Session Debates Journals Speech
42nd 1st 2015-12-04, p. 9 2015-12-04, vol. 148, p. 10 View the Speech
41st 2nd 2013-10-16, p. 2 2013-10-16, vol. 147, p. 4 View the Speech
41st 1st 2011-06-03, p. 15 2011-06-03, vol. 146, p. 11 View the Speech
40th 3rd 2010-03-03, p. 2 2010-03-03, vol. 145, p. 10 View the Speech
40th 2nd 2009-01-26, p. 1 2009-01-26, vol. 144, p. 1 View the Speech
40th 1st 2008-11-19, p. 14 2008-11-19, vol. 143, p. 13 View the Speech
39th 1st 2006-04-05, p. 30 2006-04-05, vol. 141, p. 22 View the Speech
39th 2nd 2007-10-16, p. 3 2007-10-16, vol. 142, p. 3 View the Speech
38th 1st 2004-10-05, p. 15 2004-10-05, vol. 140, p. 15 View the Speech
37th 1st 2001-01-30, p. 17, 18 2001-01-30, vol. 137, p. 13 View the Speech
37th 2nd 2002-09-30, p. 8, 11 2002-09-30, vol. 138, p. 3 View the Speech
37th 3rd 2004-02-02, p. 12, 15 2004-02-02, vol. 139, p. 3 View the Speech
36th 2nd 1999-10-12, p. 7, 10 1999-10-12, vol. 136, p. 3 View the Speech
36th 1st 1997-09-23, p. 13, 16 1997-09-23, vol. 135, p. 14 View the Speech
35th 2nd 1996-02-27, p. 20, 23 1996-02-27, vol. 134, p. 4 View the Speech
35th 1st 1994-01-18, p. 12, 14 1994-01-18, vol. 133, p. 19 View the Speech
34th 1st 1988-12-12, p. 13, 16 1988-12-12, vol. 130, p. 8, 9 View the Speech
34th 2nd 1989-04-04, p. 15, 18 1989-04-04, vol. 131, p. 3 View the Speech
34th 3rd 1991-05-13, p. 6, 8 1991-05-13, vol. 132, p. 13 View the Speech
33rd 1st 1984-11-06, p. 13, 15 1984-11-06, vol. 128, p. 28 View the Speech
33rd 2nd 1986-10-02, p. 18, 21 1986-10-02, vol. 129, p. 43 View the Speech
32nd 1st 1980-04-14, p. 8, 10 1980-04-14, vol. 126, p. 23 View the Speech
32nd 2nd 1983-12-08, p. 21, 23 1983-12-08, vol. 127, p. 21 View the Speech
31st 1st 1979-10-09, p. 15, 17 1979-10-09, vol. 125, p. 21 View the Speech
30th 1st 1974-10-01, p. 21, 24 1974-10-01, vol. 121, p. 21 View the Speech
30th 2nd 1976-10-12, p. 6, 8 1976-10-12, vol. 122, p. 13 View the Speech
30th 3rd 1977-10-18, p. 5, 8 1977-10-18, vol. 123, p. 11 View the Speech
30th 4th 1978-10-11, p. 4, 5 1978-10-11, vol. 124, p. 10 View the Speech
29th 2nd 1974-02-27, p. 4, 9 1974-02-27, vol. 120, p. 5 View the Speech
29th 1st 1973-01-05, p. 24, 27 1973-01-05, vol. 119, p. 17 View the Speech
28th 1st 1968-09-13, p. 30, 33 1968-09-13, vol. 115, p. 31 View the Speech
28th 4th 1972-02-17, p. 7, 13 1972-02-17, vol. 118, p. 7 View the Speech
28th 3rd 1970-10-08, p. 5, 7 1970-10-08, vol. 117, p. 5 View the Speech
28th 2nd 1969-10-23, p. 5, 8 1969-10-23, vol. 116, p. 8 View the Speech
27th 2nd 1967-05-09, p. 21, 25 1967-05-09, vol. 114, p. 20 View the Speech
27th 1st 1966-01-19, p. 28, 30 1966-01-19, vol. 113, p. 24 View the Speech
26th 2nd 1964-02-19, p. 18, 21 1964-02-19, vol. 111, p. 11 View the Speech
26th 3rd 1965-04-05, p. 4, 7 1965-04-05, vol. 112, p. 7 View the Speech
26th 1st 1963-05-17, p. 21, 25 1963-05-17, vol. 110, p. 19 View the Speech
25th 1st 1962-09-28, p. 19, 23 1962-09-28, vol. 109, p. 23 View the Speech
24th 2nd 1959-01-16, p. 16, 20 1959-01-16, vol. 105, p. 13 View the Speech
24th 3rd 1960-01-15, p. 13, 17 1960-01-15, vol. 106, p. 15 View the Speech
24th 1st 1958-05-12, p. 9, 13 1958-05-12, vol. 104, p. 13 View the Speech
24th 4th 1960-11-18, p. 13, 18 1960-11-18, vol. 107, p. 13 View the Speech
24th 5th 1962-01-19, p. 17, 22 1962-01-19, vol. 108, p. 17 View the Speech
23rd 1st 1957-10-14, p. 20, 23 1957-10-14, vol. 103, p. 16 View the Speech
22nd 3rd 1956-01-11, p. 11, 16 1956-01-11, vol. 100, p. 14 View the Speech
22nd 4th 1956-11-26, p. 7, 9 1956-11-26, vol. 101, p. 4 View the Speech
22nd 1st 1953-11-13, p. 12, 15 1953-11-13, vol. 98, p. 20 View the Speech
22nd 5th 1957-01-08, p. 5, 10 1957-01-08, vol. 102, p. 5 View the Speech
22nd 2nd 1955-01-07, p. 7, 12 1955-01-07, vol. 99, p. 13 View the Speech
21st 1st 1949-09-16, p. 14, 20 1949-09-16, vol. 91, p. 23 View the Speech
21st 3rd 1950-08-31, p. 82, 87 1950-08-31, vol. 93, p. 18 View the Speech
21st 4th 1951-01-31, p. 8, 11 1951-01-31, vol. 94, p. 10 View the Speech
21st 6th 1952-02-29, p. 20, 25 1952-02-29, vol. 96, p. 12 View the Speech
21st 7th 1952-11-21, p. 6, 10 1952-11-21, vol. 97, p. 15 View the Speech
21st 2nd 1950-02-17, p. 26, 31 1950-02-17, vol. 92, p. 13 View the Speech
21st 5th 1951-10-12, p. 11, 14 1951-10-12, vol. 95, p. 13 View the Speech
20th 4th 1947-12-08, p. 37, 42 1947-12-08, vol. 89, p. 42 View the Speech
20th 5th 1949-01-27, p. 17, 23 1949-01-27, vol. 90, p. 23 View the Speech
20th 3rd 1947-01-31, p. 27, 30 1947-01-31, vol. 88, p. 29 View the Speech
20th 2nd 1946-03-15, p. 12, 17 1946-03-15, vol. 87, p. 22 View the Speech
20th 1st 1945-09-07, p. 13, 17 1945-09-07, vol. 86, p. 29 View the Speech
19th 2nd 1940-11-08, p. 3, 9 1940-11-08, vol. 81, p. 14 View the Speech
19th 1st 1940-05-17, p. 9, 13 1940-05-17, vol. 80, p. 23 View the Speech
19th 6th 1945-03-19, p. 14, 15 1945-03-19, vol. 85, p. 6 View the Speech
19th 3rd 1942-01-23, p. 7, 13 1942-01-23, vol. 82, p. 8 View the Speech
19th 4th 1943-01-29, p. 12, 16 1943-01-29, vol. 83, p. 19 View the Speech
19th 5th 1944-01-28, p. 7, 12 1944-01-28, vol. 84, p. 37 View the Speech
18th 3rd 1938-01-31, p. 16, 20 1938-01-31, vol. 76, p. 25 View the Speech
18th 6th  , p. null  , vol. null, p. null View the Speech
18th 2nd 1937-01-18, p. 17, 21 1937-01-18, vol. 75, p. 24 View the Speech
18th 4th 1939-01-16, p. 14, 18 1939-01-16, vol. 77, p. 21 View the Speech
18th 5th 1939-09-08, p. 6, 10 1939-09-08, vol. 78, p. 7 View the Speech
18th 1st 1936-02-10, p. 27, 32 1936-02-10, vol. 74, p. 24 View the Speech
17th 1st 1930-09-08, p. 5, 7 1930-09-08, vol. 68, p. 10 View the Speech
17th 2nd 1931-03-16, p. 7, 11 1931-03-16, vol. 69, p. 17 View the Speech
17th 3rd 1932-02-08, p. 13, 19 1932-02-08, vol. 70, p. 16 View the Speech
17th 5th 1934-01-29, p. 9, 13 1934-01-29, vol. 72, p. 22 View the Speech
17th 4th 1932-10-10, p. 11, 15 1932-10-10, vol. 71, p. 13 View the Speech
17th 6th 1935-01-21, p. 17, 22 1935-01-21, vol. 73, p. 23 View the Speech
16th 1st 1926-12-13, p. 10, 12 1926-12-13, vol. 64, p. 18 View the Speech
16th 4th 1930-02-24, p. 8, 11 1930-02-24, vol. 67, p. 17 View the Speech
16th 2nd 1928-01-27, p. 6, 9 1928-01-27, vol. 65, p. 12 View the Speech
16th 3rd 1929-02-08, p. 11, 14 1929-02-08, vol. 66, p. 15 View the Speech
15th 1st 1926-01-18, p. 192, 198 1926-01-18, vol. 63, p. 34 View the Speech
14th 2nd 1923-02-01, p. 9, 16 1923-02-01, vol. 60, p. 16 View the Speech
14th 3rd 1924-03-03, p. 7, 10 1924-03-03, vol. 61, p. 19 View the Speech
14th 4th 1925-02-09, p. 6, 10 1925-02-09, vol. 62, p. 13 View the Speech
14th 1st 1922-03-13, p. 10, 15 1922-03-13, vol. 59, p. 18 View the Speech
13th 5th 1921-02-15, p. 5, 7 1921-02-15, vol. 58, p. 9 View the Speech
13th 4th 1920-03-01, p. 11, 18 1920-03-01, vol. 57, p. 10 View the Speech
13th 3rd 1919-09-02, p. 3, 6 1919-09-02, vol. 56, p. 8 View the Speech
13th 2nd 1919-02-25, p. 13, 17 1919-02-25, vol. 55, p. 8 View the Speech
13th 1st 1918-03-18, p. 5, 7 1918-03-18, vol. 54, p. 11 View the Speech
12th 3rd 1914-01-19, p. 4, 8 1914-01-19, vol. 49, p. 21 View the Speech
12th 1st 1911-11-20, p. 14, 27 1911-11-20, vol. 47, p. 21 View the Speech
12th 5th 1915-02-08, p. 4, 11 1915-02-08, vol. 51, p. 13 View the Speech
12th 4th 1914-08-19, p. 3, 5 1914-08-19, vol. 50, p. 5 View the Speech
12th 2nd 1912-11-25, p. 6, 14 1912-11-25, vol. 48, p. 16 View the Speech
12th 6th 1916-01-17, p. 5, 11 1916-01-17, vol. 52, p. 12 View the Speech
12th 7th 1917-01-22, p. 9, 12 1917-01-22, vol. 53, p. 18 View the Speech
11th 1st 1909-01-22, p. 15, 20 1909-01-22, vol. 44, p. 13 View the Speech
11th 3rd 1910-11-21, p. 10, 16 1910-11-21, vol. 46, p. 8 View the Speech
11th 2nd 1909-11-15, p. 22, 27 1909-11-15, vol. 45, p. 18 View the Speech
10th 1st 1905-01-16, p. 9, 17 1905-01-16, vol. 40, p. 12 View the Speech
10th 3rd 1906-11-23, p. 9, 15 1906-11-23, vol. 42, p. 22 View the Speech
10th 2nd 1906-03-12, p. 20, 27 1906-03-12, vol. 41, p. 28 View the Speech
10th 4th 1907-12-02, p. 9, 17 1907-12-02, vol. 43, p. 18 View the Speech
9th 2nd 1902-02-14, p. 7, 16 1902-02-14, vol. 37, p. 28 View the Speech
9th 3rd 1903-03-13, p. 7, 18 1903-03-13, vol. 38, p. 25 View the Speech
9th 4th 1904-03-14, p. 11, 23 1904-03-14, vol. 39, p. 17 View the Speech
9th 1st 1901-02-11, p. 21, 31 1901-02-11, vol. 36, p. 18 View the Speech
8th 1st 1896-08-24, p. 20, 31 1896-08-24, vol. 31, p. 8 View the Speech
8th 2nd 1897-03-26, p. 7, 18 1897-03-26, vol. 32, p. 35 View the Speech
8th 5th 1900-02-05, p. 10, 15 1900-02-05, vol. 35, p. 9 View the Speech
8th 3rd 1898-02-04, p. 7, 18 1898-02-04, vol. 33, p. 21 View the Speech
8th 4th 1899-03-20, p. 9, 21 1899-03-20, vol. 34, p. 13 View the Speech
7th 1st 1891-05-01, p. 8, 17 1891-05-01, vol. 25, p. 8 View the Speech
7th 6th 1896-01-16, p. 144, 152 1896-01-16, vol. 30, p. 15 View the Speech
7th 3rd 1893-01-30, p. 7, 14 1893-01-30, vol. 27, p. 33 View the Speech
7th 2nd 1892-02-29, p. 7, 18 1892-02-29, vol. 26, p. 90 View the Speech
7th 4th 1894-03-16, p. 11, 23 1894-03-16, vol. 28, p. 11 View the Speech
7th 5th 1895-04-19, p. 5, 14 1895-04-19, vol. 29, p. 6 View the Speech
6th 4th 1890-01-17, p. 4, 9 1890-01-17, vol. 24, p. 6 View the Speech
6th 1st 1887-04-15, p. 7, 8 1887-04-15, vol. 21, p. 10 View the Speech
6th 2nd 1888-02-24, p. 2, 7 1888-02-24, vol. 22, p. 47 View the Speech
6th 3rd 1889-02-01, p. 3, 6 1889-02-01, vol. 23, p. 23 View the Speech
5th 4th 1886-02-26, p. 2, 6 1886-02-26, vol. 20, p. 7 View the Speech
5th 3rd 1885-01-30, p. 2, 5 1885-01-30, vol. 19, p. 12 View the Speech
5th 1st 1883-02-12, p. 5, 10 1883-02-12, vol. 17, p. 17 View the Speech
5th 2nd 1884-01-18, p. 3, 6 1884-01-18, vol. 18, p. 15 View the Speech
4th 4th 1882-02-10, p. 3, 6 1882-02-10, vol. 16, p. 13 View the Speech
4th 1st 1879-02-17, p. 6, 12 1879-02-17, vol. 13, p. 10 View the Speech
4th 3rd 1880-12-10, p. 3, 6 1880-12-10, vol. 15, p. 11 View the Speech
4th 2nd 1880-02-13, p. 4, 9 1880-02-13, vol. 14, p. 17 View the Speech
3rd 1st 1874-03-30, p. - 1874-03-30, vol. 8, p. 5 View the Speech
3rd 5th 1878-02-11, p. 19, 22 1878-02-11, vol. 12, p. 17 View the Speech
3rd 3rd 1876-02-11, p. 3, 9 1876-02-11, vol. 10, p. 51 View the Speech
3rd 2nd 1875-02-05, p. 5, 9 1875-02-05, vol. 9, p. 55 View the Speech
3rd 4th 1877-02-09, p. 5, 8 1877-02-09, vol. 11, p. 13 View the Speech
2nd 2nd 1873-10-27, p. - 1873-10-27, vol. 7, p. 125 View the Speech
2nd 1st 1873-03-11, p. - 1873-03-11, vol. 6, p. 12 View the Speech
1st 5th 1872-04-12, p. 15, 17 1872-04-12, vol. 5, p. 9 View the Speech
1st 4th 1871-02-16, p. 16, 17 1871-02-16, vol. 4, p. 11 View the Speech
1st 1st 1867-11-08, p. 7, 8 1867-11-08, vol. 1, p. 9 View the Speech
1st 3rd 1870-02-17, p. 13, 18 1870-02-17, vol. 3, p. 13 View the Speech
1st 2nd 1869-04-16, p. 5, 7 1869-04-16, vol. 2, p. 16 View the Speech