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We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

MPs return to the Commons

MPs make their way back to the Commons Chamber. Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 19:27

MPs return to the Commons

MPs make their way back to the Commons Chamber Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 19:27

Queen’s Speech

The Queen delivers the speech. It is written by the government and sets out its agenda for the parliamentary year Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is...

27/5/2015 19:20

Queen’s Speech

The Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove MP, hands the speech to the Queen Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 19:20

MPs in the Lords chamber

Black Rod, Mr Speaker, MPs and Commons officials stand at the Bar of the House of Lords – opposite the Throne – to listen to the speech This image is subject to

27/5/2015 19:17

MPs in the Lords chamber

The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer listen to the Queen’s Speech This image is subject to

27/5/2015 19:17

Black Rod leads MPs to the Lords

Black Rod summons Speaker and MPs to House of Lords Chamber Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:56

Black Rod leads MPs to the Lords

Prime Minister and Acting Leader of the Opposition follow Black Rod to House of Lords Chamber Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:56

Black Rod leads MPs to the Lords

Black Rod summons Speaker and MPs to House of Lords Chamber Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:56

Black Rod leads MPs to the Lords

Black Rod, Mr Speaker, MPs and Commons officials proceed to the Lords chamber for the Queen’s Speech Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:56

Black Rod knocks on the door to the Commons

The doors to the Commons chamber are shut in Black Rod’s face: a practice symbolising the Commons’ autonomy from the monarch. He strikes the door three times before it is opened Copyright UK...

27/5/2015 18:43

Black Rod in Central Lobby

As the Queen’s representative in Parliament, it is Black Rod’s duty to summon MPs from the House of Commons Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:41

Black Rod in Central Lobby

As the Queen’s representative in Parliament, it is Black Rod’s duty to summon MPs from the House of Commons Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:41

Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh enter the House of Lords chamber Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:35

Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

With the Royal Party in place, Black Rod is sent to summon the Commons Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 18:35

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