837. Power of the Crown to adjourn Parliament and to summon Parliament when adjourned or prorogued.

Formerly, the Crown signified its pleasure that both Houses of Parliament should adjourn, but there is no instance of an adjournment of this kind since 18141. If both Houses of Parliament stand adjourned with more than 14 days to run, Her Majesty may issue a proclamation, with the advice of the Privy Council, declaring that the two Houses are to meet on a named day not less than six days from the date of the proclamation; thereupon both Houses stand adjourned to that day, notwithstanding any previous adjournment2. When Parliament stands prorogued to a certain day, Her Majesty may