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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Committee visits

Travel can be an essential element of good investigative select committee work. Talking to people firsthand is an important way for Lords committees to hear a wide range of opinions and information.

How do House of Lords Select Committees work?

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Watch an overview of the work of Lords Select Committees, the influence they have and the impact of their reports and recommendations.

Watch on Parliament TV

Watch all the action from the Lords' chamber and committees live on Parliament TV.