Arrangements for the meeting of the new Parliament
On Monday 19 June Her Majesty will open the new Parliament at 11.30am. Members attending must previously have taken the Oath. The House will then sit in the afternoon at 3.30pm, when the Humble Address will be moved and seconded.
Members will be able to take the oath from 2.30pm on Tuesday 13 (after a Royal Commission and prayers) and Wednesday 14 June (after Commissioners have received the Commons Speaker-elect and prayers). The Oath may not be taken in the morning of the State Opening of Parliament, but may be taken at the start of the sitting that afternoon (3.30pm), and on any subsequent sitting day, at the beginning of business immediately after Prayers.
Forthcoming Business advertises the business which the Government anticipates the House will
take in the coming three weeks. It should be read together with the formal Order Paper produced by the Clerk of the Parliaments available from the Printed Paper Office and www.parliament.uk/lords.
Timings in italics are estimates only: business may take more or less time than that estimated. Other times are maximums: business may take less time than the maximum.
Items marked ‡ are expected to be taken during the dinner or lunch break. This usually starts at
around 7.30pm or 1.30pm but may start earlier or later.
The advertised business on any day may be interrupted for a Ministerial statement.
The number of sessions shown for a stage of a bill represents the Government’s assessment of
reasonable time given the balance of bills and remaining days to the likely end of the session.
†indicates agreement in the Usual Channels as to that assessment. Progress remains in the hands of the House. Report stage is usually half the length of Committee.