House of Commons rises for February recess
12 February 2021
The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 11 February for recess. The Commons Chamber will next sit on Monday 22 February at 2.30pm.
Some Commons Select Committees will still meet during recess:
Coming up after recess – 22 – 25 February
Debates scheduled for the week the House returns include:
- Monday 22 February - General debate: Covid-19
- Tuesday 23 February - Opposition Day debates (subjects to be announced)
- Thursday 25 February - Backbench business debates on:
- Proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak
- Welsh Affairs
On Wednesday 24 February, MPs will consider Lords amendments to the:
- Fire Safety Bill
- Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill
- Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill
All business is subject to change. More information about forthcoming Business in the House of Commons can be found in the Parliamentary Calendar:
What is recess?
A recess is a break during the parliamentary session (year) in which neither the House of Commons or the House of Lords meets to conduct business.
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.