§ My Government will continue with firm financial policies designed to support continuing economic growth and rising employment, based on permanently low inflation.
§ My Government will bring together tax and expenditure decisions in a unified Budget. Fiscal policy will be set to bring the budget deficit back towards balance over the medium term. My Government will reduce the share of national income taken by the public sector. They will continue to promote enterprise and improve the supply performance of the economy.9
§ The Citizen's Charter will remain central to My Government's programme for improving public services.
§ Legislation will be introduced to give force to the changes in the European Community's system of own resources following the agreement at the Edinburgh European Council.
§ Legislation will be introduced to facilitate deregulation and to remove obstacles to contracting out by central and local government.
§ My Government will continue to give priority to law and order. Legislation will be introduced to allow the courts to deal more effectively with young offenders and to make improvements in the criminal law.
§ A Bill will be introduced to improve the organisation and management of the police so that they are better able to combat crime, and to strengthen the administration of magistrates' courts.
§ My Government will continue to develop its policies on social security so that help is concentrated on those most in need and expenditure is kept within affordable limits. Legislation will be introduced to raise the National Insurance Contributions paid by employees.
§ Legislation will be introduced to privatise British Coal.
§ My Government will bring forward legislation to reform local government in Scotland and Wales.
§ My Government will introduce legislation to establish new arrangements for funding teacher training in England and Wales and to reform student unions.
§ My Government will bring forward a Bill to reform the law on Sunday trading in England and Wales.
§ Bills will be introduced to take forward Environment Agency planning, and to reform the law on trade marks.
§ Other measures will be laid before you.