Announcements for Wednesday 26 April 2017

 EFFECT OF PROROGATION AND DISSOLUTION ON QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS

Prorogation is expected on Thursday 27 April, in anticipation of the Dissolution of Parliament, which under the provisions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 will take place on Wednesday 3 May.

All Questions fall at Prorogation, and cannot be answered after Prorogation. No further Questions may be tabled in the present Parliament.

All Motions fall at Prorogation. The last day on which new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place (expected to be today, Wednesday 26 April). No new Motions (including Early Day Motions) may be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day

 

 TABLING QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT

The date of meeting of the new Parliament has not yet been announced. Members may table Questions and Motions from the Table Office’s opening time of 9.00am on the day of the State Opening. Detailed guidance on arrangements for tabling Questions and Motions will be issued once the new Parliament has met.