House of Commons rises for Easter recess

06 April 2011

The House of Commons was adjourned on Tuesday 5 April for the Easter recess. The Commons will return on Tuesday 26 April.

Backbench business adjournment debate

The House of Commons held a backbench business adjournment debate on the Easter recess. MPs were able to raise subjects which the Department of Work and Pensions is responsible for and which received a reply from a Government Minister.

A general debate then followed where MPs were able to raise national or constituency issues. The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate via Parliament TV and Commons Hansard.


Parliament does not sit all year round. During periods called recesses, MPs and Members of the House of Lords can carry out their other duties. The exact pattern of recesses can change and is usually slightly different for the two Houses of Parliament.

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