Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Tights and toll roads

Not wearing tights or medals, I do feel slightly under-dressed at state occasions such as the opening of Parliament.

There are no surprises among the Bills read by the Queen in a speech that was the shortest since Labour came to power, but do read on.....

The major flashpoints are likely to occur over anti-terror laws, where the Government wants to allow the police to continue to question suspects who've already been charged - and to give police the power to detain suspects for longer before charging them.

Welsh angle? Most of the Bills apply to Wales, in varying degrees. Three of them will allow the Welsh Assembly to draft laws in areas of education, planning and local transport.

The latter may be the most interesting - it would give the Assembly Government the power to charge motorists for using the new M4 relief road and trunk roads.

No comments: