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Queen’s Speech: Action on obesity and mental health but no social care plan
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Queen’s Speech: Action on obesity and mental health but no social care plan

The government has promised to tackle obesity and improve mental health support, but there is no sign of long-promised legislation to reform adult social care. Boris Johnson has set out his legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session in the Queen's Speech for unleashing our nation's full potential as the UK emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. 'We have been given an historic opportunity to change things for the better, level up opportunities across the whole of the United Kingdom, and address the problems that have constrained us far too often before,' he said. Proposals on social care will be brought forward, but there is no specific bill mentioned to tackle an issue that has bedevilled successive governments. Upon becoming PM in 2019, Mr Johnson said he had a clear plan to ...