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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: 2022-23 (May 2022 - Apr 2023). The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

House of Commons

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Whitsun recess
Start
27 May 2022
End
5 June 2022
Summer Recess
Start
22 July 2022
End
4 September 2022
House adjourned for period of mourning for HM Queen Elizabeth II - Commons
Start
12 September 2022
End
18 September 2022
Conference Recess
Start
26 September 2022
End
10 October 2022
November Recess
Start
10 November 2022
End
13 November 2022
Christmas Recess
Start
22 December 2022
End
8 January 2023
February Recess
Start
10 February 2023
End
19 February 2023

House of Lords

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Recess - Lords
Start
27 May 2022
End
5 June 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
22 July 2022
End
4 September 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
13 September 2022
End
15 September 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
20 September 2022
End
9 October 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
10 November 2022
End
13 November 2022
Recess - Lords
Start
22 December 2022
End
8 January 2023
Recess - Lords
Start
10 February 2023
End
19 February 2023