House of Commons recess dates

This page lists the recess dates for the House of Commons for the current session. This is a two year session. It started with the State Opening on 21 June 2017 and will run until the summer of 2019.

Upcoming

Recess

House rises

House returns

Christmas 20 December 2018 7 January 2019
February 14 February 2019 25 February 2019
Easter 4 April 2019 23 April 2019

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

These are the dates for the recesses that have already taken place during this session:

Previous

Recess

House rises

House returns

Summer 20 July 2017 5 September 2017
Conference 14 September 2017 9 October 2017
November 7 November 2017 13 November 2017
Christmas 21 December 2017 8 January 2018
February 8 February 2018 20 February 2018
Easter 29 March 2018 16 April 2018
May 3 May 2018 8 May 2018
Whitsun 24 May 2018

4 June 2018

Summer 24 July 2018 4 September 2018
Conference 13 September 2018 9 October 2018
November 6 November 2018 12 November 2018