Prorogation

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.

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