La Reine le veult: What is prorogation in Parliament?
The end of the Parliamentary session is known as prorogue, or prorogation, and it involves a few odd actions and Norman French being spoken in Westminster.
The monarch's assent to various bills is shown by the use of the phrase, La Reine le veult - the Queen desires it - being repeated.
In a Daily Politics film, BBC Parliament's Daniel Brittain speaks to Deputy Clerk of the Crown Ian Denyer, and to David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments, about the quirky traditions taking place in the Palace of Westminster.
Prorogue means there will be no MPs, or sittings of Parliament, until after the 7 May general election.
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