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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: 2019-21 (Dec 2019 - May 2021). The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

House of Commons

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Christmas Recess
Start
23 December 2019
End
6 January 2020
Constituency Recess
Start
14 February 2020
End
23 February 2020
Easter Recess
Start
26 March 2020
End
20 April 2020
Early May Holiday
Start
7 May 2020
End
10 May 2020
Whitsun Recess
Start
22 May 2020
End
1 June 2020
Summer Recess
Start
23 July 2020
End
31 August 2020
Recess - Commons
Start
26 October 2020
End
30 October 2020
Recess - Commons
Start
18 December 2020
End
29 December 2020
Recess - Commons
Start
31 December 2020
End
5 January 2021
Recess - Commons
Start
7 January 2021
End
10 January 2021
Recess - Commons
Start
12 February 2021
End
21 February 2021
Easter recess
Start
26 March 2021
End
11 April 2021
Whitsun
Start
28 May 2021
End
6 June 2021

House of Lords

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Recess - Lords
Start
20 December 2019
End
6 January 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
14 February 2020
End
23 February 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
26 March 2020
End
20 April 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
7 May 2020
End
10 May 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
22 May 2020
End
1 June 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
30 July 2020
End
1 September 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
18 December 2020
End
29 December 2020
Recess - Lords
Start
31 December 2020
End
4 January 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
12 February 2021
End
21 February 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
26 March 2021
End
11 April 2021