Matthew has welcomed announcements in the Queen’s Speech which sets out the Government’s agenda for the coming year.
The speech, usually delivered by the Queen, was read by Prince Charles in her absence. Contained in it were 38 new bills which included measures to ban international Boycotts by public bodies, introduce a state-run agency to regulate railways across the UK, and an Online Safety Bill make the internet safer.
Matthew said: "I'm pleased to see a genuine Conservative agenda being put forward to help grow the economy and ease the pressures of the global cost of living crisis. The agenda includes measures to tackle the challenges facing us today, and make peoples lives simpler and more secure.
"A particular highlight for my constituents in Hendon will be the the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Bill, which will stop public bodies imposing their own boycotts on foreign countries."
Other highlights include:
- Data Reform Bill to replace EU rules on data protection
- Public Order Bill to give police powers over disruptive protests
- A new British Bill of Rights to replace the problematic Human Rights Act
- Conversion Therapy Bill to ban practices of forcefully converting someone to change their sexuality
- Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to raise animal welfare standards and ban puppy smuggling
- Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill to open up trade deals with those two countries
- Social Security Bill to streamline the process for people claiming benefits towards the end of their lives
- Victims' Bill to introduce new rights for victims of crime
You can read the full speech here.