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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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This section only shows news back to September 2018 (with the exception of some Committee news). To view news prior to this, please visit the news section of the UK Parliament web archive.

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Latest news from Parliament, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Committees.

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The latest news from across UK Parliament.

Parliamentary news

The latest Parliamentary news grouped by type of Parliamentary business.

Commons news

Standards Committee publish report on how MPs’ standards and conduct are regulated
The House of Commons Standards Committee publishes a report into how MPs’ standards and conduct are regulated.
29 May 2024
Government responds to WEC calls for accessible product design by default
Government responds to WEC calls for accessible product design by default, including for bank cards and websites to empower disabled consumers
29 May 2024
MPs hear that community pharmacy funding model is ‘broken’
Health and Social Care Committee publishes pharmacy report
29 May 2024
Publication of Report: The work of the Transport Committee in the 2019 Parliament
Transport Committee publishes a short report outlining work that could be taken forward by the new Committee in the next Parliament
28 May 2024
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Lords news

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill becomes law
Bill receives Royal Assent. Find out more
28 May 2024
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Lords private members' bills in the 2023-24 session
Follow the progress of private members' bills in the House of Lords during the 2023-24 session of Parliament
28 May 2024
Victims and Prisoners Bill becomes law
Lords members consider final changes on support training and erasure of personal data. Catch up
28 May 2024
Dissolution of Parliament
Parliament has dissolved ahead of the general election on 4 July 2024
24 May 2024
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Committee news

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House of Lords committees following dissolution
Following the dissolution of Parliament on 30 May 2024, all select committees have ceased to exist.
30 May 2024
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General Election 2024 - Select Committees
Following the dissolution of Parliament on 30 May 2024, all select committees have ceased to exist.
30 May 2024
Your petitions and the 2024 General Election: FAQs
Your petitions and the 2024 General Election: FAQs
30 May 2024
Environmental Audit Committee publishes ‘legacy’ report on 2019 Parliament
The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report reflecting on its activity throughout the 2019-2024 Parliament.
29 May 2024
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Bill news

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill becomes law
Bill receives Royal Assent. Find out more
28 May 2024
House of Lords chamber
Lords private members' bills in the 2023-24 session
Follow the progress of private members' bills in the House of Lords during the 2023-24 session of Parliament
28 May 2024
Victims and Prisoners Bill becomes law
Lords members consider final changes on support training and erasure of personal data. Catch up
28 May 2024
Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill completes passage through Parliament
Post Office bill receives Royal Assent. Catch up
24 May 2024
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Regional news

The latest Parliamentary news across the different UK regions.

England

Lords debates state of local government
Members discuss case for reinvigoration of local democracy. Catch up
16 June 2023
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House of Lords Podcast: protecting children and the Union
We speak to Baroness Kidron about her work protecting children online and to Baroness Taylor of Bolton and Lord Dunlop about strengthening the Union.
28 January 2022
Government should press ahead with devolution agenda, say MPs
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee publishes a report on the progress of devolution
01 October 2021
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How should England be governed? MPs hears from Metro Mayors and Councils
MPs hears from Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Jamie Driscoll
05 July 2021
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Scotland

Interparliamentary Forum February 2024 Meeting
The Interparliamentary Forum met for the fifth time on Thursday 29th February. Find out what was discussed
04 March 2024
MPs look at Civil Service’s dual role supporting UK and Scottish Governments
Scottish Affairs Committee launches inquiry on Intergovernmental Relations: The Civil Service
29 February 2024
Former First Ministers to discuss intergovernmental relations with Scottish Affairs Committee in 2024
All living former First Ministers of Scotland - Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Jack McConnell and Henry McLeish - will give oral evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee
09 January 2024
UK government responds to calls for Scotland to be promoted ‘beyond the tartan’
MPs found the UK and Scottish Governments often collaborate well when promoting Scotland’s interests abroad but more work is needed to highlight modern Scottish successes
30 November 2023
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Northern Ireland

Findings of inquiry to address defence spending disparities for NI published
Findings of inquiry to address defence spending disparities for NI published
24 May 2024
Committee writes to NI Secretary on potential implications for Northern Ireland of leaving the ECHR
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Chair, Sir Robert Buckland, has outlined concerns it heard from witnesses over the potential implications of the UK leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for Northern Ireland, in a letter to the Government today.
24 May 2024
Findings of Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland inquiry published
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has published the findings of its Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland inquiry.
23 May 2024
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee publishes findings from Integrated Education inquiry
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Chair, Sir Robert Buckland, has written to Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris with the Committee's findings after its examination of integrated education in Northern Ireland.
23 May 2024
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Wales

Y 'pedwar banc mwyaf' i roi tystiolaeth ar gynlluniau ar gyfer eu canghennau ar y stryd fawr
Yr wythnos hon, bydd Aelodau Seneddol yn craffu ar ‘bedwar banc mwyaf’ y DU ynghylch eu hymrwymiad i gynnal mynediad at wasanaethau bancio ar y stryd fawr yng Nghymru
20 May 2024
‘Big Four’ banks to give evidence on plans for high street branches
This week MPs will scrutinise the UK’s ‘Big Four’ banks on their commitment to maintaining access to high street banking services in Wales
20 May 2024
Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor yn annog gweithredu ar "sgandal" posibl llygredd o fwyngloddiau metel
Gallwch ddarllen y llythyr ar wefan y Pwyllgor
10 May 2024
Committee Chair urges action on potential metal mine pollution “scandal”
The Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee Stephen Crabb has written to the Welsh Government, asking them to consider taking further action on pollution from abandoned metal mines
09 May 2024
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