Brexit has seen MPs sitting longer but making few decisions

The current parliamentary session is the longest in terms of sitting days since the English Civil War, the House of Commons Library has confirmed.

The current 2017-2019 session began on 13th June 2017. The Conservatives have a working majority through their confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, following the 2017 general election. This is due to expire when the current session ends.

The current session is also the longest ever in terms of recorded sitting hours.

Various reports last week indicated that the Government will not bring forward a new Queen’s speech – which outlines a programme for government and takes place at the opening of a new session of Parliament – until later this year. The BBC reported that Theresa May will leave the next substantive Queen’s speech to her successor, expected to be appointed in the autumn.