House of Commons recess dates

The Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, announced the recess dates up to January 2017 in the Business Statement given on Thursday 10 March 2016.

The State Opening for the 2016-17 session took place on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

 

2016-17 session

Recess

House rises

House returns

Easter 24 March 2016 11 April 2016
Early May Bank Holiday 28 April 2016 3 May 2016
Whitsun 26 May 2016 6 June 2016
Recess 15 June 2016 27 June 2016
Summer 21 July 2016 5 September 2016
Conference 15 September 2016 10 October 2016
November 8 November 2016 14 November 2016
Christmas 20 December 2016 9 January 2017

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