The effect of prorogation is to put an end with certain exceptions to all proceedings in Parliament then current1. Thus, bills whose stages have not been completed when Parliament is prorogued lapse. However, proceedings on private bills, hybrid bills and provisional order confirmation bills are sometimes suspended over a prorogation or dissolution. An order is made by each House enabling the bill in question to be reintroduced if a declaration is deposited to prove its identity with the bill of the previous session. The stages through which the bill may have already passed are then taken formally, after which
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