House of Commons recess dates
Below are the recess dates for the House of Commons for the 2019-21 session. The 2019-21 session started with the State Opening on 19 December 2019.
NB: The Government have announced the following provisional dates for Whitsun recess which, if agreed to by the House, will take place in the next session of Parliament: 27 May 2021 (rise) to 7 June 2021 (return).
The 2021-22 session is expected to start formally with the State Opening on 11 May 2021.
The House was recalled to sit on Monday 12 April 2021. During the Christmas 2020 recess, the House was recalled twice - on Wednesday 30 December 2020 and on Wednesday 6 January 2021. The House was also recalled to meet at an earlier time on 2 June 2020.
The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.