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UK government to outline plan for EU referendum, human rights reform in Queen's Speech

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage from Buckingham Palace towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queen will deliver a speech to open Britain's Parliament after the new Conservative government was elected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage from Buckingham Palace towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queen will deliver a speech to open Britain's Parliament after the new Conservative government was elected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Yeoman of the Guard pass through the Peer's Lobby during the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London Wednesday May 27, 2015. After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for government free of coalition compromises. Cameron says Wednesday's Queen's Speech will deliver a "One Nation" platform to unite the country, but opponents say the Conservatives' hard-line policies could weaken the United Kingdom and take it out of the European Union. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP)

    Yeoman of the Guard pass through the Peer's Lobby during the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London Wednesday May 27, 2015. After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for government free of coalition compromises. Cameron says Wednesday's Queen's Speech will deliver a "One Nation" platform to unite the country, but opponents say the Conservatives' hard-line policies could weaken the United Kingdom and take it out of the European Union. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage from Buckingham Palace towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queen will deliver a speech to open Britain's Parliament after the new Conservative government was elected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage from Buckingham Palace towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queen will deliver a speech to open Britain's Parliament after the new Conservative government was elected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for a government free of coalition compromises.

Cameron says Wednesday's Queen's Speech, delivered in Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, will be a "One Nation" platform to unite the country.

The speech will outline upcoming legislation, including a bill to hold a referendum by 2017 on whether to leave the European Union. An in-out vote was one of Cameron's key election promises.

It is also expected to include a contentious plan to replace the Human Rights Act with a British bill of rights.

Cameron's party won a House of Commons majority in a May 7 election that gave Britain its first all-Conservative government since 1997. He had previously governed in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.