The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday will include three bills designed to funnel investment into major transport infrastructure designed to help Britain boom after leaving the European Union.
One will focus on growing the space sector and would allow satellites to be launched from the UK for the first time, as well as develop scientific missions and manned vertical rockets.
A second would help people switch to greener and cheaper electric cars by making it easier to access charging points around the country.
While a third bill will focus on the next stage of the HS2 high speed rail network, which would link the Midlands to the North West.
The first phase of HS2 is due to open in December 2026 and will see trains travel at high speed between London and Birmingham before splitting into two branches: one to Manchester, the other to Leeds.
Conservative MPs have expressed disquiet about the plan that carves through expensive commuter belt areas.
But the Government says the bill will unlock investment and help rebalance the British economy away from South East England’s financial and political centre.
In a statement Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “We are absolutely determined to give Britain the transport infrastructure it needs so that we can thrive and grow as we leave the European Union.
“The measures we outline this week will ensure our legal structures are ready for the high skill, highly paid jobs of the future, while backing the transport projects that will make journeys better for ordinary working people.”
The Queen’s Speech usually sets out a government’s legislative agenda for the next twelve months, but this will be a bumper version which will cover two years.
The Government claims it will allow Parliament the time to properly scrutinise the complex process of Brexit, but opposition parties say the Conservatives are worried they will not get the support required to pass another Queen’s Speech once Brexit negotiations get tough.
There will be a vote on the speech on 29 June, which will be the first test of Theresa May’s minority government.