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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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Court closures and other issues in the Minister's remit

Court closures and other issues in the Minister's remit

13 October 2010

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Court closures and other issues in the Minister’s remit

The Government recently published a series of consultation papers setting out proposals to close 103 magistrates’ courts and 54 county courts.

The session aims to scrutinise these proposals as well as other issues which fall within the Minister’s remit.

On Tuesday 19 October evidence will be heard from:

Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice

The session will take place in Committee Room 18 at 10.30am.