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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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Moment of interruption

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The moment of interruption is the time at which the debate must stop and the question be decided either way at the end of the main business in the House of Commons. The timing of the moment of interruption on each weekday is set down in House of Commons Standing Orders.

If the Government wants to allow more time for a particular debate it must ask the House to agree to a special business motion to that effect at the start of the day's main business.

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