State Opening of Parliament to take place on 27 May 2015
Parliament has been prorogued and will automatically dissolve on 30 March under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.
The Prime Minister will ask Her Majesty to summon the new Parliament to meet on Monday 18 May, when the business will be the election of the Speaker and the swearing-in of members.
The State Opening of Parliament will follow on Wednesday 27 May.
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The Government Whips’ Office is responsible for the management of the Government’s legislative programme in the House of Lords. The office is led by the Chief Whip who is supported by a team of Whips who are Ministers of the Crown appointed as Baronesses and Lords in Waiting. The office is part of the Cabinet Office’s Government in Parliament Group.
This site is designed to facilitate some of the day-to-day functions for which the office is responsible. It advertises the forthcoming business of the House, each sitting day’s speakers’ list(s) and grouping of amendments and sets out which Ministers are expected to reply to oral questions. Peers can also use the site to sign up to speak in certain debates.