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Debate on the Address

7 November 2023

The debate on the King’s Speech is then opened. Two backbench Members from the Government side will propose and second a motion for an Address (thanking the King for the Speech), after which the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister will speak. Debate on the King’s Speech may continue until 10.00pm on this day and will be resumed on subsequent days. The debate normally lasts for six sitting days: the Speaker will announce at the start of the debate which subjects are to be the main subject of debate on each day.