House of Commons rises for Whitsun recess

31 May 2012

The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 24 May for the Whitsun recess. The Commons will return on Monday 11 June 2012.

Whitsun adjournment debate

MPs held a general debate on matters to be raised before the adjournment of the House of Commons for the Whitsun recess. Watch and read the debate on Parliament TV and in 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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