House of Commons rises for Christmas recess 2013

House of Commons rises for Christmas recess 2013
19 December 2013

The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 19 December for the Christmas recess. The Commons Chamber will next sit on Monday 6 January 2014.

Debates scheduled for the week the House returns include:

More information about forthcoming Business in the House of Commons can be found in the Parliamentary Calendar:

Further information

Committee reports

A number of House of Commons Select Committee reports are due to be published over the Christmas recess.


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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