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House of Commons rises for summer recess

23 July 2021


The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 22 June for recess, and will next sit on Monday 6 September at 2.30pm. 

Coming up after recess: 6 – 10 September

Debates scheduled for the week the House returns include: 

  • Monday 6 September - National Insurance Contributions Bill: Remaining stages
  • Tuesday 7 September - Elections Bill: Second reading
  • Wednesday 8 September - Opposition day debate [subject to be announced]
  • Thursday 9 September -
    • Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill: Remaining stages
    • General debate on: The Legacy of Jo Cox
  • Friday 10 September - Private Members' Bill


Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place

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.