Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill 2021-22


make provision about the dissolution and calling of Parliament, including provision for the repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Cabinet Office)
What is this Bill?

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 12 May 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 March 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
22/03/2022
Bill
15/03/2022
Briefing paper
23/03/2022
Explanatory Note
25/02/2022

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24/03/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
24/03/2022
Act of Parliament
Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022 (c. 11)
23/03/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
22/03/2022
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
15/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(a) Motion for Consideration of Commons Reason
15/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 129 Commons Reason
14/03/2022
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
14/03/2022
Programme motion
14/03/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Selection by the Speaker of motion relating to the Lords Amendment - 14 March 2022
14/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 14 March 2022
14/03/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 14 March 2022
11/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 11 March 2022
08/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 8 March 2022
25/02/2022
Bill
Bill 261 2021-22 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
25/02/2022
Explanatory Notes
Bill 261 EN 2021-22
24/02/2022
3rd reading (Lords)
09/02/2022
Report stage (Lords)
09/02/2022
Bill
HL Bill 112 (as amended on Report)
07/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R-I Marshalled list for Report
04/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R Running list of amendments
04/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R(c) Amendment for Report
03/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R Running list of amendments
03/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R(b) Amendments for Report
27/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-R(a) Amendment for Report
25/01/2022
Committee stage (Lords)
21/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51-I Marshalled list for Committee
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51 Running list of amendments
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51(e) Amendments for Committee
19/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51 Running list of amendments
19/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51(d) Amendments for Committee
12/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51 Running list of amendments
12/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51(c) Amendment for Committee
07/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51 Running list of amendments
07/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51(b) Amendment for Committee
15/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 51(a) Amendments for Committee
30/11/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
19/11/2021
Select Committee report
8th Report of the Constitution Committee
19/11/2021
Select Committee report
8th Report of the Constitution Committee
03/11/2021
Briefing papers
Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill
18/10/2021
Select Committee report
8th Report of the Delegated Powers Committee
18/10/2021
Select Committee report
8th Report of the Delegated Powers Committee
14/09/2021
1st reading (Lords)
14/09/2021
Bill
HL Bill 51 (as introduced)
14/09/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 51 Explanatory Notes
14/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 13 September 2021
14/09/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
14/09/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
13/09/2021
3rd reading (Commons)
13/09/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
13/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 13 September 2021
13/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 13 September 2021 - large print
13/09/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
10/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 September 2021
09/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 September 2021
06/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 September 2021
02/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 September 2021
06/07/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
06/07/2021
Programme motion
06/07/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
30/06/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing on Second Reading
12/05/2021
1st reading (Commons)
12/05/2021
Bill
Bill 008 2021-22 (as introduced)
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2021-22
12/05/2021
Bill
Bill 008 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2021-22 - large print
12/05/2021
Bill
Bill 008 2021-22 (as introduced)
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2021-22
12/05/2021
Bill
Bill 008 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12/05/2021
Bill
Bill 008 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2021-22 - large print
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2021-22 - large print