Offenders who commit murders with sexual or sadistic motives will spend the rest of their lives in prison, under government proposals.
The plan will be in the King’s Speech, where King Charles reads out the government’s plan for the year ahead at the State Opening of Parliament.
It will also include measures to force criminals to appear in the dock, and a law to prevent prisoners from marrying.
This will be King Charles’s first time delivering the speech as monarch.
It will also be Rishi Sunak’s first King’s Speech as prime minister – and could be the last before the next general election, which is expected next year.
It presents the Conservatives, which have lagged Labour in the opinion polls for more than a year, with an opportunity to showcase key policies and create pre-election political dividing lines.
Around a third of the 20 or so bills have been carried over from last year’s parliamentary session or previously published in some form.