When a parliamentary session comes to an end the House is prorogued until the next session begins. Prorogation is the formal end to the Parliamentary year. Following prorogation all Motions, including early day motions and questions which have not been answered, will not progress any further. A Bill which has not obtained royal assent by the end of the session in which it was introduced usually 'dies' and if the government or member sponsoring the bill would like to carry on  with the bill it has to be reintroduced in the next session unless a carry over motion has been passed.

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Related glossary term: Session

Related glossary term: Parliament

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