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The House of Commons rises for Easter recess

27 March 2024

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The House of Commons adjourned on Tuesday 26 March for Easter recess and will next sit on Monday 15 April at 2.30pm.   

It is possible that changes will be made to the schedule of business throughout the week. Any changes will be reflected in What's On in Parliament.   

Coming up after recess: 15-19 April   

Business scheduled in the week returning from recess:   

Monday 15 April 

Tuesday 16 April   

Wednesday 17 April 

Thursday 18 April   

  • Debate on a motion on access to redress schemes 
  • Debate on a Motion on Covid-19 pandemic response and trends in excess deaths 

The subject for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee. 

Friday 19 April 

  • Private Members’ Bills.  


What is a recess?   

A recess is a break during the parliamentary session (year) in which neither the House of Commons nor 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, including constituency work.    

The exact pattern of recesses can change and is usually slightly different for the two Houses of Parliament.    

About Parliament: Commons recess dates