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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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Publication of Government responses

2 August 2010

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The Defence Committee will be publishing the following Government responses:

  • The Comprehensive Approach: the point of war is not just to win but to make a better peace: Government response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2009–10’ as its First Special Report of Session 2010–11, HC 347, at 11.00 am on Wednesday 1 September 2010. 
  •  ‘The contribution of ISTAR to operations: Government response to the Committee's Eighth Report of Session 2009–10’ as its Second Special Report of Session 2010–11, HC 346, at 11.00 am on Thursday 2 September 2010. 
  • Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008–09: Government response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2009–10 as its Third Special Report of Session 2010–11, HC 353, at 11.00 am on Friday 3 September 2010.