House of Commons rises for Christmas recess 2016

20 December 2016

The House of Commons adjourned on Tuesday 20 December for the Christmas recess. The Commons Chamber will next sit on Monday 9 January 2017.

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

Related information

Committee reports

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