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Visiting Dignitaries

Many distinguished visitors have made an address to joint sessions of Parliament throughout the years. Although most Heads of State address joint sessions of Parliament, there are exceptions. For example, on May 7, 1941, the Right Honorable R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, addressed the House of Commons (House of Commons Debates, May 7, 1941, pp. 2629-2632) and on August 25, 1943, Mr. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States, addressed Members of the Senate, the House of Commons and the general public outside the Chambers (House of Commons Debates, January 25, 1944, pp. 5436-5438).