MPs, led by Speaker Betty Boothroyd, filed to the Lords chamber where the Queen's message proroguing Parliament was read by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg. Both Houses rose for a break until Tuesday when the Queen's Speech opens the new session of Parliament.
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THE CURTAIN fell last night on the longest session of Parliament for more than 30 years. Both Houses were prorogued after sitting less than an hour for Question Time.