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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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Britain in the world: key issues for the 2010 Parliament

Strategic Defence Review: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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Will the forthcoming Strategic Defence Review be threat or budget driven?

The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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When will the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan be able to hand over to Afghan forces?

Prospects for 'Afpak': key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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The next year will determine the success or otherwise of Western policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Iraq - a bright future or back to chaos?: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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Iraq has stabilised and a potential future as an oil-rich democracy beckons. But much remains in the balance

International energy security: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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Energy security will play an ever-growing role in foreign policy

Agriculture and food security: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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The future of the Common Agricultural Policy is to be decided in an era of concerns about food security

The new European Union: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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Although the Treaty of Lisbon is now in force, several outstanding EU issues remain

G20 rises, G7 & G8 fall?: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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The emergence of the G20 crystallises a power shift towards large emerging economies in global economic governance

0.7% of national income as international aid: key issues for the 2010 Parliament
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There is consensus on spending 0.7% of national income on aid – but why the 0.7% figure, how will it be met, and will it guarantee results?