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Parliaments - Period Between Endings and Openings of Ensuant Parliaments

If Parliament is not prorogued before dissolution, the date of the adjournment is used, or the date of the dissolution if it occurs during a sitting. The Journals of the House of Commons were used as source material.

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147 sessions

^ 41st  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2011.06.02 -
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament:
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament:

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 2013.10.16 -  
1st 2011.06.02 - 2013.09.13 2013.10.16 33

^ 40th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2008.11.18 - 2011.03.26
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 2011.06.02
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 68

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
3rd 2010.03.03 - 2011.03.26 2011.06.02 68
2nd 2009.01.26 - 2009.12.30 2010.03.03 63
1st 2008.11.18 - 2008.12.04 2009.01.26 53

^ 39th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2006.04.03 - 2008.09.07
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 2008.11.18
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 72

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 2007.10.16 - 2008.09.07 2008.11.18 72
1st 2006.04.03 - 2007.09.14 2007.10.16 32

^ 38th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2004.10.04 - 2005.11.29
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 2006.04.03
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 125

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
1st 2004.10.04 - 2005.11.29** 2006.04.03 125

^ 37th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2001.01.29 - 2004.05.23
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 2004.10.04
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 134

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
3rd 2004.02.02 - 2004.05.23** 2004.10.04 134
2nd 2002.09.30 - 2003.11.12 2004.02.02 82
1st 2001.01.29 - 2002.09.16 2002.09.30 14

^ 36th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1997.09.22 - 2000.10.22
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 2001.01.29
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 99

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1999.10.12 - 2000.10.22 2001.01.29 99
1st 1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18 1999.10.12 24

^ 35th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1994.01.17 - 1997.04.27
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1997.09.22
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 148

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1996.02.27 - 1997.04.27 1997.09.22 148
1st 1994.01.17 - 1996.02.02 1996.02.27 25

^ 34th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1988.12.12 - 1993.09.08
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1994.01.17
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 131

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
3rd 1991.05.13 - 1993.09.08** 1994.01.17 131
2nd 1989.04.03 - 1991.05.12 1991.05.13 1
1st 1988.12.12 - 1989.02.28 1989.04.03 34

^ 33rd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1984.11.05 - 1988.10.01
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1988.12.12
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 72

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1986.09.30 - 1988.10.01** 1988.12.12 72
1st 1984.11.05 - 1986.08.28 1986.09.30 33

^ 32nd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1980.04.14 - 1984.07.09
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1984.11.05
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 119

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1983.12.07 - 1984.07.09** 1984.11.05 119
1st 1980.04.14 - 1983.11.30 1983.12.07 7

^ 31st  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1979.10.09 - 1979.12.14
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1980.04.14
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 122

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
1st 1979.10.09 - 1979.12.14* 1980.04.14 122

^ 30th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1974.09.30 - 1979.03.26
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1979.10.09
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 197

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1978.10.11 - 1979.03.26* 1979.10.09 197
3rd 1977.10.18 - 1978.10.10 1978.10.11 1
2nd 1976.10.12 - 1977.10.17 1977.10.18 1
1st 1974.09.30 - 1976.10.12 1976.10.12 0

^ 29th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1973.01.04 - 1974.05.09
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1974.09.30
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 144

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1974.02.27 - 1974.05.09** 1974.09.30 144
1st 1973.01.04 - 1974.02.26 1974.02.27 1

^ 28th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1968.09.12 - 1972.09.01
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1973.01.04
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 125

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1972.02.17 - 1972.09.01 1973.01.04 125
3rd 1970.10.08 - 1972.02.16 1972.02.17 1
2nd 1969.10.23 - 1970.10.07 1970.10.08 1
1st 1968.09.12 - 1969.10.22 1969.10.23 1

^ 27th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1966.01.18 - 1968.04.23
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1968.09.12
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 142

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1967.05.08 - 1968.04.23* 1968.09.12 142
1st 1966.01.18 - 1967.05.08 1967.05.08 0

^ 26th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1963.05.16 - 1965.09.08
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1966.01.18
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 132

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
3rd 1965.04.05 - 1965.09.08** 1966.01.18 132
2nd 1964.02.18 - 1965.04.03 1965.04.05 2
1st 1963.05.16 - 1963.12.21 1964.02.18 59

^ 25th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1962.09.27 - 1963.02.06
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1963.05.16
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 99

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
1st 1962.09.27 - 1963.02.06** 1963.05.16 99

^ 24th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1958.05.12 - 1962.04.19
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1962.09.27
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 161

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1962.01.18 - 1962.04.19** 1962.09.27 161
4th 1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29 1962.01.18 111
3rd 1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10 1960.11.17 99
2nd 1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18 1960.01.14 180
1st 1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06 1959.01.15 131

^ 23rd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1957.10.14 - 1958.02.01
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1958.05.12
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 100

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
1st 1957.10.14 - 1958.02.01* 1958.05.12 100

^ 22nd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1953.11.12 - 1957.04.12
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1957.10.14
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 185

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1957.01.08 - 1957.04.12 1957.10.14 185
4th 1956.11.26 - 1957.01.08 1957.01.08 0
3rd 1956.01.10 - 1956.08.14 1956.11.26 104
2nd 1955.01.07 - 1955.07.28 1956.01.10 166
1st 1953.11.12 - 1954.06.26 1955.01.07 195

^ 21st  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1949.09.15 - 1953.06.13
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1953.11.12
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 152

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
7th 1952.11.20 - 1953.05.14 1953.11.12 182
6th 1952.02.28 - 1952.11.20 1952.11.20 0
5th 1951.10.09 - 1951.12.29 1952.02.28 61
4th 1951.01.30 - 1951.10.09 1951.10.09 0
3rd 1950.08.29 - 1951.01.29 1951.01.30 1
2nd 1950.02.16 - 1950.06.30 1950.08.29 60
1st 1949.09.15 - 1949.12.10 1950.02.16 68

^ 20th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1945.09.06 - 1949.04.30
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1949.09.15
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 138

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1949.01.26 - 1949.04.30 1949.09.15 138
4th 1947.12.05 - 1948.06.30 1949.01.26 210
3rd 1947.01.30 - 1947.07.17 1947.12.05 141
2nd 1946.03.14 - 1946.08.31 1947.01.30 152
1st 1945.09.06 - 1945.12.18 1946.03.14 86

^ 19th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1940.05.16 - 1945.04.16
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1945.09.06
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 143

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
6th 1945.03.19 - 1945.04.16 1945.09.06 143
5th 1944.01.27 - 1945.01.31 1945.03.19 47
4th 1943.01.28 - 1944.01.26 1944.01.27 1
3rd 1942.01.22 - 1943.01.27 1943.01.28 1
2nd 1940.11.07 - 1942.01.21 1942.01.22 1
1st 1940.05.16 - 1940.11.05 1940.11.07 2

^ 18th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1936.02.06 - 1940.01.25
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1940.05.16
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 112

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
6th 1940.01.25 - 1940.01.25* 1940.05.16 112
5th 1939.09.07 - 1939.09.13 1940.01.25 134
4th 1939.01.12 - 1939.06.03 1939.09.07 96
3rd 1938.01.27 - 1938.07.01 1939.01.12 195
2nd 1937.01.14 - 1937.04.10 1938.01.27 292
1st 1936.02.06 - 1936.06.23 1937.01.14 205

^ 17th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1930.09.08 - 1935.08.14
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1936.02.06
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 176

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
6th 1935.01.17 - 1935.07.05 1936.02.06 216
5th 1934.01.25 - 1934.07.03 1935.01.17 198
4th 1932.10.06 - 1933.05.27 1934.01.25 243
3rd 1932.02.04 - 1932.05.26 1932.10.06 133
2nd 1931.03.12 - 1931.08.03 1932.02.04 185
1st 1930.09.08 - 1930.09.22 1931.03.12 171

^ 16th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1926.12.09 - 1930.05.30
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1930.09.08
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 101

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1930.02.20 - 1930.05.30 1930.09.08 101
3rd 1929.02.07 - 1929.06.14 1930.02.20 251
2nd 1928.01.26 - 1928.06.11 1929.02.07 241
1st 1926.12.09 - 1927.04.14 1928.01.26 287

^ 15th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1926.01.07 - 1926.07.02
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1926.12.09
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 160

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
1st 1926.01.07 - 1926.07.02** 1926.12.09 160

^ 14th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1922.03.08 - 1925.09.05
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1926.01.07
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 124

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1925.02.05 - 1925.06.27 1926.01.07 194
3rd 1924.02.28 - 1924.07.19 1925.02.05 201
2nd 1923.01.31 - 1923.06.30 1924.02.28 243
1st 1922.03.08 - 1922.06.28 1923.01.31 217

^ 13th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1918.03.18 - 1921.10.04
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1922.03.08
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 155

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1921.02.14 - 1921.06.04 1922.03.08 277
4th 1920.02.26 - 1920.07.01 1921.02.14 228
3rd 1919.09.01 - 1919.11.10 1920.02.26 108
2nd 1919.02.20 - 1919.07.07 1919.09.01 56
1st 1918.03.18 - 1918.05.24 1919.02.20 272

^ 12th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1911.11.15 - 1917.10.06
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1918.03.18
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 163

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
7th 1917.01.18 - 1917.09.20 1918.03.18 179
6th 1916.01.12 - 1916.05.18 1917.01.18 245
5th 1915.02.04 - 1915.04.15 1916.01.12 272
4th 1914.08.18 - 1914.08.22 1915.02.04 166
3rd 1914.01.15 - 1914.06.12 1914.08.18 67
2nd 1912.11.21 - 1913.06.06 1914.01.15 223
1st 1911.11.15 - 1912.04.01 1912.11.21 234

^ 11th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1909.01.20 - 1911.07.29
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1911.11.15
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 109

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
3rd 1910.11.17 - 1911.07.29** 1911.11.15 109
2nd 1909.11.11 - 1910.05.04 1910.11.17 197
1st 1909.01.20 - 1909.05.19 1909.11.11 176

^ 10th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1905.01.11 - 1908.09.17
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1909.01.20
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 125

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1907.11.28 - 1908.07.20 1909.01.20 184
3rd 1906.11.22 - 1907.04.27 1907.11.28 215
2nd 1906.03.08 - 1906.07.13 1906.11.22 132
1st 1905.01.11 - 1905.07.20 1906.03.08 231

^ 9th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1901.02.06 - 1904.09.29
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1905.01.11
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 104

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1904.03.10 - 1904.08.10 1905.01.11 154
3rd 1903.03.12 - 1903.10.24 1904.03.10 138
2nd 1902.02.13 - 1902.05.15 1903.03.12 301
1st 1901.02.06 - 1901.05.23 1902.02.13 266

^ 8th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1896.08.19 - 1900.10.09
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1901.02.06
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 120

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1900.02.01 - 1900.07.18 1901.02.06 203
4th 1899.03.16 - 1899.08.11 1900.02.01 174
3rd 1898.02.03 - 1898.06.13 1899.03.16 276
2nd 1897.03.25 - 1897.06.29 1898.02.03 219
1st 1896.08.19 - 1896.10.05 1897.03.25 171

^ 7th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1891.04.29 - 1896.04.24
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1896.08.19
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 117

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
6th 1896.01.02 - 1896.04.23 1896.08.19 118
5th 1895.04.18 - 1895.07.22 1896.01.02 164
4th 1894.03.15 - 1894.07.23 1895.04.18 269
3rd 1893.01.26 - 1893.04.01 1894.03.15 348
2nd 1892.02.25 - 1892.07.09 1893.01.26 201
1st 1891.04.29 - 1891.09.30 1892.02.25 148

^ 6th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1887.04.13 - 1891.02.03
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1891.04.29
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 85

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1890.01.16 - 1890.05.16 1891.04.29 348
3rd 1889.01.31 - 1889.05.02 1890.01.16 259
2nd 1888.02.23 - 1888.05.22 1889.01.31 254
1st 1887.04.13 - 1887.06.23 1888.02.23 245

^ 5th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1883.02.08 - 1887.01.15
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1887.04.13
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 88

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1886.02.25 - 1886.06.02 1887.04.13 315
3rd 1885.01.29 - 1885.07.20 1886.02.25 220
2nd 1884.01.17 - 1884.04.19 1885.01.29 285
1st 1883.02.08 - 1883.05.27 1884.01.17 235

^ 4th  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1879.02.13 - 1882.05.18
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1883.02.08
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 266

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
4th 1882.02.09 - 1882.05.17 1883.02.08 267
3rd 1880.12.09 - 1881.03.21 1882.02.09 325
2nd 1880.02.12 - 1880.05.07 1880.12.09 216
1st 1879.02.13 - 1879.05.15 1880.02.12 273

^ 3rd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1874.03.26 - 1878.08.16
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1879.02.13
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 181

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1878.02.07 - 1878.05.10 1879.02.13 279
4th 1877.02.08 - 1877.04.28 1878.02.07 285
3rd 1876.02.10 - 1876.04.12 1877.02.08 302
2nd 1875.02.04 - 1875.04.08 1876.02.10 308
1st 1874.03.26 - 1874.05.26 1875.02.04 254

^ 2nd  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1873.03.05 - 1874.01.02
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1874.03.26
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 83

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
2nd 1873.10.23 - 1873.11.07 1874.03.26 139
1st 1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13 1873.10.23 71

^ 1st  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 1867.11.06 - 1872.07.08
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1873.03.05
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 240

SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament or SessionDays Between Session End and Next Opening
5th 1872.04.11 - 1872.06.14 1873.03.05 264
4th 1871.02.15 - 1871.04.14 1872.04.11 363
3rd 1870.02.15 - 1870.05.12 1871.02.15 279
2nd 1869.04.15 - 1869.06.22 1870.02.15 238
1st 1867.11.06 - 1868.05.22 1869.04.15 328
* Dissolved during the sitting
** Adjourned and subsequently dissolved
^

Updated on: 2014.03.31

Revised on: 2014.03.31

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