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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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Draft negative

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Draft negative is the term used to describe an SI that is laid before Parliament in draft and cannot be made into law (signed by the minister) if the draft is stopped by either House within 40 sitting days.