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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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1931 Indian Round Table Conference

Between 1930 and 1932, the British government called a series of conferences to consider the future government of India. The first session was opened by King George V in the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords, and chaired by Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. Representatives of several Indian political parties attended the meeting alongside British politicians. However, members of the Indian National Congress, including leader Mahatma Gandhi, did not participate because they initiated the Civil Disobedience Movement in India, and many members were subsequently incarcerated.

1931 Indian Round Table Conference



Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, HC/WOA/2/50 & ST/223/43