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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
17 August 2021
Summer recess (post recall)
Start
19 August 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
4 January 2022
February recess
Start
11 February 2022
End
20 February 2022
Easter recess
Start
1 April 2022
End
18 April 2022
Early May recess
Start
29 April 2022
End
2 May 2022
Whitsun recess
Start
27 May 2022
End
5 June 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
17 August 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
19 August 2021
End
5 September 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
17 September 2021
End
10 October 2021
Recess - Lords
Start
17 December 2021
End
4 January 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
11 February 2022
End
18 February 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
8 April 2022
End
24 April 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
27 May 2022
End
5 June 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
22 July 2022
End
31 July 2022