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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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House of Commons recess dates

Provisional House of Commons recess dates for the 2024-25 session will be added to this page once they have been announced.

Once they have been approved by the House, dates appear in bold text.


House Rise

House Return

Summer 30 July 2024 TBA  


The 2024-25 session will begin with the State Opening of Parliament on 17 July 2024. 

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