Recess dates until January 2015

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What are the forthcoming House of Commons recess dates?

The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Tom Brake, announced the recess dates up to January 2015 in the Business Statement on 24 October 2013.

State Opening: 8 May 2013 (2013-14)

Prorogation: 25 April 2013 (2012-13)

Recall: 29 August 2013 (2013-14)

Recess (2013-14 session)

House rises

House returns

Whitsun 21 May 2013 3 June 2013
Summer 18 July 2013 2 September 2013
Conference 13 September 2013 8 October 2013
November 12 November 2013 18 November 2013
Christmas 19 December 2013 6 January 2014
February 13 February 2014 24 February 2014
Easter 10 April 2014 28 April 2014
Recess (2014-15 session) House rises House returns
Whitsun 22 May 2014 2 June 2014
Summer 22 July 2014 1 September 2013
Conference 12 September 2014 13 October 2014
November 11 November 2014 17 November 2014
Christmas 18 December 2014 5 January 2015

Parliament does not sit all year round. During periods called recesses, Members can carry out their other duties.

Recess dates are announced in the House of Commons by the Leader of the House of Commons. The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

This information was last updated on 24 October 2013.