The Government programme

18.17A Government's programme as outlined in the Queen's speech is mainly implemented, so far as proceedings in Parliament are concerned, by the passing of government bills and the necessary ancillary motions, and by the passing of motions for approving instruments made by Ministers under powers delegated by statute. There are certain items of business in these categories which the Government is virtually obliged to bring forward as a matter of routine, the main example being those parts of the Finance Bill without the passage of which the levying of taxation could not be continued. The most important parts of the Government's programme are contained in the remainder of the legislation introduced by Ministers.