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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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Made affirmative

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Made affirmative is the term used to describe an SI that is made into law (signed by the minister) before Parliament has considered it, but that cannot remain law unless it is approved by Parliament within a certain time period (usually 28 or 40 sitting days).

Made affirmatives are less common than draft affirmatives. They are usually used then the Government requires an urgent change to the law.