Term in the News:
The recessing of Parliament between sessions within a given Parliament.
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.>> View Prorogation
Term of the Day:
- Legitimate expectation
A doctrine whereby the courts give legal force to procedural expectations that affected persons hold by virtue of representations made by or conduct engaged in by a statutory or prerogative authority and, sometimes, on the basis of the interest at stake.>> View Legitimate expectation
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