House of Lords Recess dates

What are the House of Lords recess dates?

Recess dates 2016-17

State Opening: 18 May 2016
Prorogation: 12 May 2016

Recess

Rise of the House Return of the House
Whitsun 26 May 2016 6 June 2016
Referendum 15 June 2016 27 June 2016
Summer 21 July 2016 5 September 2016
Summer 15 September 2016 10 October 2016
Autumn 9 November 2016 15 November 2016
Christmas 21 December 2016 9 January 2017
February 9 February 2017 20 February 2017

Recess dates 2015-16

State Opening: 27 May 2015
Prorogation: 26 March 2015

Recess

Rise of the House Return of the House
Summer 22 July 2015 7 September 2015
Summer 17 September 2015 12 October 2015
Autumn 11 November 2015 17 November 2015
Christmas 22 December 2015 11 January 2016
February 11 February 2016 22 February 2016
Easter 23 March 2016 11 April 2016
May Bank Holiday 28 April 2016 3 May 2016


Recess dates 2014-15

State Opening: 4 June 2014
Prorogation: 14 May 2014

Recess

Rise of the House Return of the House
Whitsun 14 May 2014 4 June 2014
Summer 30 July 2014 13 October 2014
Autumn 11 November 2014 17 November 2014
Christmas 17 December 2014 6 January 2015
February 12 February 2015 23 February 2015

Recess dates 2013-14

State Opening: 8 May 2013
Prorogation:  14 May 2014

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Whitsun 22 May 2013 3 June 2013
Summer 30 July 2013 8 October 2013
Autumn 12 November 2013 18 November 2013
Christmas 18 December 2013 7 January 2014
February 12 February 2014 24 February 2014
Easter 9 April 2014 6 May 2014

Recess dates 2012-13

State Opening: 9 May 2012
Prorogation: 25 April 2013

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 29 May 2012 11 June 2012
Summer 25 July 2012 8 October 2012
Autumn 14 November 2012 19 November 2012
Christmas 19 December 2012 8 January 2013
February 14 February 2013 25 February 2013
Easter 27 March 2013 22 April 2013

Recess dates 2010-12

State Opening: 25 May 2010
Prorogation: 1 May 2012

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Whitsun

27 May 2010

2 June 2010

Summer

28 July 2010

5 October 2010

Christmas

22 December 2010 10 January 2011
Half term 16 February 2011 28 February 2011
Easter 6 April 2011 26 April 2011
Whitsun 25 May 2011 6 June 2011
Summer 20 July 2011 5 September 2011
Summer 15 September 2011 3 October 2011
Autumn 16 November 2011 21 November 2011
Christmas 21 December 2011 10 January 2012
Half term 16 February 2012 27 February 2012
Easter 28 March 2012 23 April 2012

Recess dates 2009-10

State Opening: 18 November 2009
Prorogation: 8 April 2010 
Dissolution: 12 April 2010

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

16 December 2009

5 January 2010

Half Term

10 February 2010

22 February 2010

Easter

30 March 2010

6 April 2010

Recess dates 2008-09

State Opening: 3 December 2008
Prorogation: 12 November 2009

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

18 December 2008

12 January 2009

Half Term

12 February 2009

23 February 2009

Easter

2 April 2009

20 April 2009

Whitsun

21 May 2009

1 June 2009

Summer

21 July 2009

12 October 2009

Recess dates 2007-08

State Opening: 6 November 2007
Prorogation: 26 November 2008

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

18 December 2007

7 January 2008

Half Term

7 February 2008

18 February 2008

Easter

3 April 2008

21 April 2008

Whitsun

22 May 2008

2 June 2008

Summer

22 July 2008

6 October 2008

Recess dates 2006-07

State Opening: 15 November 2006
Prorogation: 30 October 2007

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

19 December 2006

8 January 2007

Half Term

8 February 2007

19 February 2007

Easter

29 March 2007

16 April 2007

Whitsun

24 May 2007

4 June 2007

Summer

26 July 2007

8 October 2007

Recess dates 2005-06

State Opening: 17 May 2005
Prorogation: 8 November 2006 
Total number of sitting days: 134

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

20 December 2005

9 January 2006

Half Term

16 February 2006

27 February 2006

Easter

30 March 2006

18 April 2006

Whitsun

25 May 2006

5 June 2006

Summer

25 July 2006

9 October 2006

Recess dates 2004-05

State Opening: 23 November 2004
Dissolution: 11 April 2005
General Election: 5 May 2005
Total number of sitting days: 151

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

21 December 2004

10 January 2005

Half Term

10 February 2005

21 February 2005

Easter

24 March 2005

4 April 2005

Recess dates 2003-04

State Opening: 26 November 2003
Prorogation: 18 November 2004 
Total number of sitting days: 157

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

18 December 2003

5 January 2004

Half Term

12 February 2004

23 February 2004

Easter

1 April 2004

19 April 2004

Whitsun

27 May 2004

7 June 2004

Summer

22 July 2004

7 September 2004

Summer

16 September 2004

11October 2004

Recess dates 2002-03

State Opening: 13 November 2002
Prorogation: 20 November 2003 
Total number of sitting days: 174

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

19 December 2002

7 January 2003

Half Term

 

 

Easter

10 April 2003

28 April 2003

Whitsun

22 May 2003

2 June 2003

Summer

18 July 2003

8 September 2003

Summer

18 September 2003

6 October 2003

Recess dates 2001-02

State Opening: 20 June 2001
Prorogation: 7 November 2002 
General Election: 7 June 2001
Recall of Parliament: 14 September 2001
Recall of Parliament: 4 October 2001
Recall of Parliament: 8 October 2001
Recall of Parliament: 3 April 2002
Recall of Parliament: 24 September 2002
Total number of sitting days: 202

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Summer

24 July 2001

15 October 2001

Christmas

20 December 2001

8 January 2002

Half Term

14 February 2002

25 February 2002

Easter

28 March 2002

8 April 200

Whitsun

30 May 2002

10 June 2002

Summer

30 July 2002

7 October 2002

Recess dates 2000-01

State Opening: 6 December 2000
Prorogation: 14 May 2001 

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

21 December 2000

15 January 2001

Half Term

22 February 2001

26 February 2001

Easter

10 April 2001

23 April 2001

Recess dates 1999-2000

State Opening: 17 November 1999
Prorogation: 30 November 2000 

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

16 December 1999

10 January 2000

Half Term

23 February 2000

28 February 2000

Easter

20 April 2000

2 May 2000

Whitsun

25 May 2000

5 June 2000

Summer

28 July 2000

27 September 2000

Recess dates 1998-99

State Opening: 24 November 1998
Prorogation: 11 November 1999

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Christmas

17 December 1998

11 January 1999

Easter

31 March 1999

12 April 1999

Whitsun

27 May 1999

7 June 1999

Summer

30 July 1999

11 October 1999

Recess dates 1997-98

State Opening: 14 May 1997
Prorogation: 19 November 1998 
General Election 1 May 1997
Recall of Parliament: 3 September 1998

Recess

Rise of the House

Return of the House

Whitsun

23 May 1997

3 June 1997

Summer

1 August 1997

14 October 1997

Christmas

18 December 1997

12 January 1998

Easter

9 April 1998

20 April 1998

Whitsun

21 May 1998

1 June 1998

Summer

31 July 1998

5 October 1998

See the additional page listing Lords recess dates going back to 1945