Prorogation – end of the 2016-17 parliamentary session.

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The 2016-17 Parliamentary session was brought to a close with a ‘prorogation’ announcement on Thursday 27 April 2017. Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday 3 May for the 2017 General Election on 8 June. What is prorogation? Prorogation marks the formal end of the Parliamentary session. It usually takes the form of an announcement, read on behalf of the Queen, in the House of Lords chamber.



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