House of Commons recess dates

Recess dates are announced in the House of Commons by the Leader of the House of Commons.

Recess dates beyond February 2015 have not yet been announced.

Parliament was dissolved on 30 March 2015 for the general election on 7 May 2015. Parliament will next meet on 18 May 2015 for the election of the Commons Speaker and the swearing-in of members.

The State Opening of Parliament will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

2014-15 session

Recess

House rises

House returns

Summer 22 July 2014 1 September 2014
Conference 12 September 2014 13 October 2014
November 11 November 2014 17 November 2014
Christmas 18 December 2014 5 January 2015
February 12 February 2015 23 February 2015

The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

The State Opening for the 2014-15 session took place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.