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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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Reasoned amendments

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If an MP wishes to record reasons for objecting to the Second Reading, or more rarely the Third Reading, of a Bill they can table a reasoned amendment. The reasoned amendment should offer reasons for rejecting the Bill.

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