Martyn's Law included in King's Speech

King Charles delivered his first King's Speech on Tuesday, outlining 21 laws that ministers intend to pass in the next year-long session of parliament.

Around a third of those laws have been carried over from the previous sessions or already published in some form.

The long-awaited Martyn's Law was included in the speech.

King Charles said: "At a time when threats to national security are changing rapidly due to new technology, my Ministers will give the security and intelligence services the powers they need and will strengthen independent judicial oversight. Legislation will be introduced to protect public premises from terrorism in light of the Manchester Arena attack."

With regards to other aspects of security and terrorsim, the King said: "My Government will continue to champion security around the world, to invest in our gallant Armed Forces and to support veterans to whom so much is owed. My Ministers will work closely with international partners to support Ukraine, strengthen NATO and address the most pressing security challenges. This includes the consequences of the barbaric acts of terrorism against the people of Israel, facilitating humanitarian support into Gaza and supporting the cause of peace and stability in the Middle East."


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