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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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Chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee elected

9 June 2010

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Following the close of nominations for the posts of Select Committee Chair on Tuesday 8 June, Mr Laurence Robertson MP has been elected by the House to be the Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

Mr Robertson will take up the position formally when the remaining members of the Committee are nominated by the House in the coming weeks.