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Why Parliament is about to be shut down – just 9 days after returning from holiday

NewsWhy Parliament is about to be shut down - just 9 days after returning from holiday


There is a key difference to the previous Parliamentary break, as both the upper and lower chambers are subject to “prorogation”.

The term may sound familiar to those who have followed British politics since Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019.

Although the Government and Parliament are separate entities, ministers can suspend both chambers at the end of a session ahead of a new legislative year.

Today’s prorogation commences ahead of the local elections, and will see the Cabinet prepare a Queen’s speech.



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