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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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Government Bills

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A Government Bill is a formal proposal for a new law, or a change in the law, that is put forward by the Government for consideration by Parliament. The King's Speech normally lists the Bills that the Government are intending to put forward during the parliamentary year. Government Bills are normally Public Bills.

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