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Lords Recess dates

What are the House of Lords recess dates?

Recess dates 2023-24

State Opening: 7 November 2023
Prorogation: 26 October 2023

Recess Rise of the House Return of the House
Autumn 15 November 2023 20 November 2023
Christmas 19 December 2023 8 January 2024


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Lords Enquiry Service and FAQs

House of Lords FAQs

The Lords Enquiry Service provides information on the role, work and membership of the House of Lords.

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email:
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107

The telephone enquiry service is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am - 4pm on Fridays. During recess, the hours are 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.

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