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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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Research publications

Read research produced by the Libraries of both Houses and by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Research briefings

Research briefings produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

Commons Business Briefings

Documents and reports that relate to the business being held in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall today, this week, and next week.

This Week's Lords business briefings

Research briefings produced by the House of Lords Library for this week's business in the Chamber

Parliamentary Research Handbook

Handbook for all parliamentary officials that prepare research, to help them meet the expectations of parliamentarians