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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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Fullsteamahead

Parliamentary activity on railway legislation heated up.

Turnpikestolls

Road tolls, or turnpikes, were vital to ensure roads were kept in good condition. Parliament passed the necessary legislation.

Privateacts

For centuries petitioning of Parliament for a Private Act was necessary before work could start on the building of a road or railway.

Fireandsteam

Parliament has been synonymous with railways since the early days of fire and steam.

Communications

Faster transport also meant quicker communications. Parliament responded by creating moving Post Offices.

Parliamentaryroad

Roads were first considered by Parliament more than 700 years ago.

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When did Parliament first consider a petition to levy road tolls? Key dates on the road to a modern transport infrastructure

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When did Parliament first consider a petition to levy road tolls? Key dates on the road to a modern transport infrastructure

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