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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.

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