Recall of House of Commons

27 August 2013

The House of Commons was recalled from summer recess on Thursday 29 August 2013, to debate a motion on Syria. The House met at 2.30pm.

Recall of the House of Commons

If there is an important development during a recess period the House of Commons and House of Lords may be recalled.

Standing Order 13 gives the Speaker the authority to recall the House of Commons when it stands adjourned, if he is satisfied it is within the public interest.

House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library regularly produce briefing notes which inform MPs about key issues. 

View proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings for free in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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