Prorogation: MPs, Lords and Parliament are not sitting
The closing moments of this session of Parliament as MPs and Lords do not sit for a week as Parliament has been prorogued, ahead of the Queen's Speech next Wednesday.
Lieutenant-General Arundell David Leakey, known as Black Rod, and Lord Strathclyde, Leader of the House of Lords, play their parts in closing the houses for a week, in the event known as prorogation.
02 May 2012
- From the section UK Politics