House of Commons rises for Christmas recess 2017

22 December 2017

The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 21 December for the 2017 Christmas recess. The Commons Chamber will next sit on Monday 8 January 2018 at 2.30pm.

Debates scheduled for the week the House returns include:

  • Taxation (Cross-Border) Trade Bill
  • Restoration and Renewal
  • Luton airport expansion

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

Related information


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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