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Notes on dissolution

I see people keep tweeting queries about the dissolution of Parliament, so here are a few notes in response to various of the queries that have appeared. Unlike prorogation, there is no formal ceremony for dissolution. Parliament was dissolved at … Continue reading

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Forthcoming…

The House sits today for swearing in of members (and the Commons for electing the Speaker), so we will begin the process of adapting to a new situation.   Apart from parliamentary work, I am in the middle of essay-marking, to … Continue reading

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Constitutional provisions

I have been going through the provisions covering constitutional issues in the coalition policy document.  I can see that the Constitution Committee of the Lords is likely to be in virtually continuous session once the House returns and certainly when some … Continue reading

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There are no MPs

Parliament was dissolved on Monday 12 April.  Since that day, there have been no MPs and there will not be any until we start to get the declarations following the close of polling on Thursday.  Despite that, some media still refer … Continue reading

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Post-dissolution

Dave H asks what happens after dissolution.  Are members excluded from the Palace of Westminster?  What do peers do during dissolution?  MPs and their staff are excluded from the Palace, not least because since 5.00 p.m .today – when Parliament was … Continue reading

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