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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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Public Bills

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Public Bills are proposed changes to the law as it applies to the population in general. Almost all Public Bills that are successfully passed by Parliament are those introduced by the Government.

The vast majority of Public Bills that come before Parliament each year, however, are backbenchers' Bills (known as Private Members' Bills) which are rarely passed but are often used as a method of campaigning for a change in the law by individual MPs and members of the House of Lords.

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What laws are currently being discussed in Parliament?