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House of Commons recess dates

Below are the recess dates for the House of Commons for the 2019-21 session, as so far announced. The 2019-21 session started with the State Opening on 19 December 2019.

Recess dates

   

Recess

House rises

House returns

Christmas 20 December 2019 7 January 2020
February 13 February 2020 24 February 2020
Easter 25 March 2020 21 April 2020
May Day 6 May 2020 11 May 2020
Whitsun 20 May 2020 2 June 2020
Summer 22 July 2020 1 September 2020
Autumn 23 October 2020 2 November 2020
Christmas 17 December 2020 11 January 2021

The House was recalled twice during the Christmas recess - on Wednesday 30 December 2020 and on Wednesday 6 January 2021. The House was 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.