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Period Between Endings and Openings of Ensuing Parliaments or Sessions

Note: The date of dissolution is used for the end of a Parliament. For the end of a session, the last day of the session is used.

Source: Journals of the House of Commons

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147 sessions

^ 41st  Parliament Term (yyyy.mm.dd): 2011.06.02 - 2015.08.02
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 - 2015.08.02  
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 - 1878.08.17
Date of Opening of Ensuant Parliament: 1879.02.13
Days Between Dissolution and Opening of Next Parliament: 180

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: 2015.08.05

Revised on: 2015.08.05

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