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The following Bills may extend to Northern Ireland to varying degrees. They require the consent of the Northern Ireland Assembly in relation to those provisions in the devolved field:

Discussions will continue between the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive on Bills that might include provisions that require the consent of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The following Bills will have limited or no impact in Northern Ireland:

Independent Monitoring Commission Report

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr Owen Paterson): I have received the 23rd report of the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC). This report has been made under articles 4 and 7 of the international agreement that established the Commission and it reports on levels of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland. I have considered the content of the report and I am today bringing it before Parliament. I have placed copies in the Library of the House.

The IMC reported on the continued and significant threat posed by dissident republicans and concluded
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that they remain highly active and dangerous. During the six months under review, RIRA were responsible for a ruthless and intensive campaign of violence; they committed and publicly claimed one murder and tried, but failed, to murder many others.

The IMC notes the positive progress on decommissioning by both loyalist and republican paramilitaries prior to the end of the amnesty in February this year. This, combined with the ending of the remit of the IICD by the two Governments, marks an extremely important change, and is a tribute to the great work carried out by the Commission.

The Commission also notes that the devolution of policing and justice means that the criminal justice system is accountable to the people of Northern Ireland and as such offers a potent response to paramilitaries by encouraging greater public support and confidence.

Prime Minister

Cabinet Committees

The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): I am placing a copy of the new list of Cabinet Committees in the Libraries of both Houses. The details are available on the Cabinet Office website.

Ministerial Code (May 2010)

The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): Last week I published the "Ministerial Code". Copies of the code have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and also the Vote Office.

The "Ministerial Code" sets out the principles underpinning the standards of conduct expected of Ministers and how they should discharge their duties.


Scottish Parliamentary Boundaries

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Danny Alexander): I am pleased to announce that following receipt of the Boundary Commission for Scotland's "Report on the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries", and in line with my statutory obligations under paragraph 3(9)(a) of schedule 1 of the Scotland Act, I have today laid a copy of the Commission's report before Parliament.

The Boundary Commission is an independent body and Ministers have no power to direct the Commission to make changes to any of its recommendations.

The Boundary Commission's report is accompanied by two DVD-ROMs containing geographical information system data defining the constituency boundaries. This approach was necessary because a number of the recommended Scottish Parliament constituencies have boundaries which do not follow existing local government ward boundaries. Previous parliamentary, and therefore Scottish Parliament, constituencies have been made up of complete local government wards which are defined in existing legislation and can be referred to by listing the ward names. The level of detail required to define the constituency boundaries means that the boundaries
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could not practically be shown on traditional maps at an appropriate scale. The local government wards (and part wards) which fall within the constituencies are listed in the appendices to the Boundary Commission's report.

The master copy of the DVD-ROMs has been deposited at my offices in Edinburgh. Reference copies are deposited with the Boundary Commission for Scotland. A copy of the DVD-ROMs is also available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Maps of the boundaries will be available online from the Boundary Commission for Scotland's website or in hard copy by writing to the Commission. Hard copy A2-sized maps are also available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Finally, I intend laying the draft of an Order in Council for giving effect to the recommendations contained in the report before Parliament, as required under paragraph 3(9)(b) of schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998, before the summer recess.

Government's Legislative Programme

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Danny Alexander): The legislative programme for the first session was outlined on 25 May.

Some 16 of the 20 new Bills outlined in the Queen's Speech in this session of Parliament contain provisions that apply to Scotland, either in full or in part.

The Government's first priority is to reduce the budget deficit. This is a strong programme of legislation that focuses on restoring economic growth across the whole of the United Kingdom. People in Scotland will share the benefits from these measures which will support people into work and ensure confidence in the management of public finances and build a fair and family friendly economy.

Our legislation programme also contains measures to reform politics and restore trust, at Westminster and beyond. As part of these important constitutional reforms we will bring forward a Scotland Bill to implement recommendations from the final report of the Commission on Scottish Devolution, to build on and improve the current devolution settlement in Scotland.

This statement provides a summary of the legislation announced in the Queen's Speech and its application to Scotland. It does not include draft Bills.

The Government are committed to the principles of the Sewel convention. We will work with the Scottish Government to secure consent for Bills that contain provisions requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament.

The Bills listed in section 1 will apply to Scotland, either in full or in part. Section 2 details Bills that will not apply in Scotland.

1- Legislation applying to the United Kingdom, including Scotland either in full or in part.

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2 - Legislation that will not apply in Scotland

There will be two additional Bills in the main programme that were not referred to in the speech (the Armed Forces Bill and the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill).


Government's Legislative Programme

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mrs Cheryl Gillan): I am pleased to inform the House that the coalition Government's first Session legislative programme, as outlined on 25 May, is a programme that will significantly benefit people living in Wales.

In this Session, the coalition Government will focus on tackling the deficit while supporting sustainable growth and enterprise; create a fairer and simpler tax and benefits system; and restore public trust in the political system.

This statement provides a list of the legislation announced in the Queen's Speech and its application to Wales.

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Bills that will apply to Wales

The following Bills deal largely with non-devolved areas. Most will apply UK-wide.

Bills where some provisions may apply to Wales

The following Bills deal with areas that are wholly or partly devolved. A limited number of provisions in each Bill may apply to Wales, and the extent of each Bill's application to Wales will be the subject of further work on scope and content.

Bills with limited impact or no application to Wales

Draft Bill

Further legislation-both primary and secondary-including a routine Finance Bill will be brought forward during the Session.

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