The bill is read after the Queen’s Speech, after the Commons have returned to their chamber, but before any debate on the contents of the Speech. No Member of Parliament presents it, nor has it ever been ordered to be printed, and it is not intended to make any further progress. However, it bears symbolic import; by not discussing the contents of the Queen’s speech, the Commons is demonstrating that it can debate on whatever it chooses, and set its own business.

via Outlawries Bill – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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