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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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Parliamentary Counsel

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The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel are experienced barristers and solicitors who assist government departments in preparing Bills. Government departments send their proposals to the Counsel who produce draft versions of the Bill for the department to approve. Sometimes several drafts are needed before the Bill is finally ready.

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What laws are currently being discussed in Parliament?