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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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A unified search service

The parliamentary website has a simple search service that helps you to find what you’re looking for, displayed in a way that makes sense to you.

You can use it to find information on everything from MPs contact details, to recess dates, to visiting information.

It shows results from both and, which is the new website we’re building for Parliament.

You can read more about the launch of the search service on the Parliamentary Digital Service blog.

Search Parliamentary Material

Search Parliamentary Material is a search service that enables you to search for some publications and records of parliamentary business. These include:

  • Debates
  • Parliamentary Questions (oral and written)
  • Statements (oral and written)
  • Urgent questions and Private Notice Questions
  • Business statements and questions
  • Members’ oral contributions from both Chambers, Westminster Hall and Lords Grand Committee
  • Bills, Acts and Church Measures
  • Laid papers including laid Statutory Instruments, Command Papers,
  • House of Commons Papers and House of Lords Papers
  • Select Committee Reports
  • House of Commons Select Committee evidence
  • Early Day Motions
  • Research Briefings

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