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Recess dates and non-sitting periods

Recess dates and non-sitting periods for the House of Commons and House of Lords for Parliamentary session: 2021-22 (May 2021 - Jul 2022). The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

House of Commons

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Whitsun
Start
28 May 2021
End
6 June 2021
Summer recess
Start
23 July 2021
End
5 September 2021
Conference recess
Start
24 September 2021
End
17 October 2021
November recess
Start
10 November 2021
End
14 November 2021
Christmas recess
Start
17 December 2021
End
3 January 2022

House of Lords

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Recess - Lords
Start
28 May 2021
End
6 June 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
23 July 2021
End
5 September 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
17 September 2021
End
10 October 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
17 December 2021
End
3 January 2022