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House of Commons rises for Easter recess

26 March 2021

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The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 25 March for recess. The Commons Chamber will next sit on Tuesday 13 April at 2.30pm. 

Some Commons Select Committees will still meet during recess: 

Coming up after recess: 13 – 16 April

Debates scheduled for the week the House returns include: 

  • Tuesday 13 April - Finance (No.2) Bill: Second Reading
  • Wednesday 14 April - Opposition day (subject to be announced)
  • Thursday 15 April - Domestic Abuse Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

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: 

Parliamentary Calendar: Week beginning 13 April 2021

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. 


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