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My Lords and Members of the House of Commons
I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may attend you.
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A Commission was also read for proroguing this present Parliament, and the Lord Chancellor said:
XMy Lords and Members of the House of Commons: by virtue of Her Majesty's Commission which has now been read, we do, in Her Majesty's name, and in obedience to Her Majesty's Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Wednesday the thirteenth day of this instant November, to be then here holden, and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Wednesday the thirteenth day of this instant November."
End of the First Session (opened on 13 June 2001) of the Fifty-Third Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the Fifty-First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.