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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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Explanatory Memoranda

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Explanatory memoranda are provided by the relevant government department with all instruments subject to procedure. They provide a clear explanation of what part of  the law the instrument is changing and why.

Explanatory memoranda must be issued by the UK Government to accompany each EU document within 10 days of its deposit in Parliament. The memorandum describes the general effect of the EU document, its financial, legal and policy implications, and whether the document is awaiting further consideration by other European Community bodies.


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