State Opening of Parliament

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Parliament will be opened by the Queen at 11.30am on Wednesday 15 November 1995. Peers who will be present at the ceremony may apply for a place in the Chamber for their peeress or husband, and for their eldest son or daughter above 14 years of age. A limited number of seats in the Royal Gallery will be available for guest of members of both Houses of Parliament.

Members of the House of Commons should apply for these seats to the Speaker's Secretary, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Applications from Peers using the forms issued to those eligible should be sent to the Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW, by Friday 20 October.