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2 definitions found for this term.
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When Parliament is prorogued, it means that a session has been formally ended and all Parliamentary business, including sittings of Parliament and draft bills, is at an end. Unless the government specifically states, prior to prorogation, that a bill will be carried over to the new session, all bills are said to “die on the Order paper” at the time Parliament is prorogued.


The recessing of Parliament between sessions within a given Parliament.

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