Prorogation (Reform) Bill: Changelog

As amended

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Enabling of Prorogation

  1. The Prime Minister may not advise the Queen to prorogue Parliament unless:–
    1. A simple majority of the House of Commons gives confidence in the act of prorogation, or
    2. The prorogation is due to the holding of a general election.
  1. The Privy Council may not advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament under the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 unless:
    1. the House of Commons passes a motion in the form set out in section (2), or
    2. the advice is given as part of the ordinary process of ending the Parliamentary session prior to the dissolution of Parliament as determined by the Fixed Terms Parliament Act 2011, and not for any other purpose.
  2. The form of motion for the purposes of section (1)(a) is: - "That this House consents to the prorogation of Parliament."
(Amdt. A)

2 Enactment and Extent

  1. This Act applies to the entirety of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its overseas territories.
  2. This Act can be cited as the Prorogation (Reform) Act 2020
  3. This Act comes into force upon royal assent.