A crackdown on crime dominated the first Queen’s Speech of Boris Johnson’s premiership.
A package of 26 bills was set out at the state opening of parliament, including seven relating to crime and justice.
But with no Commons majority and a general election on the horizon, it is questionable how much of the legislation will actually make it onto the statute book.
There is also the prospect of opposition MPs voting against the legislative programme, which will be put to a vote after several days of debate.
Rather, the ambitious agenda which has been unveiled by the government is being viewed as an attempt by the prime minister to set out his stall ahead of an election.
Mr Johnson told MPs: “We aim to create a new age of opportunity for the whole country.
“And as we prepare to get Brexit done by October 31, we are setting out now our vision of an open, global, free-trading United Kingdom.