House of Commons recess dates

The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Tom Brake, announced the recess dates up to January 2015 in the Business Statement given on Thursday 24 October 2013.

Motions making changes to the recess dates were agreed on Monday 2 December 2013 and Monday 9 June 2014.

February 2015 recess dates were announced by the Leader of the House, William Hague, on Thursday 16 October 2014 during the Business Statement.

The State Opening for the 2014-15 session took place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.

2014-15 session


House rises

House returns

Summer 22 July 2014 1 September 2014
Conference 12 September 2014 13 October 2014
November 11 November 2014 17 November 2014
Christmas 18 December 2014 5 January 2015
February 12 February 2015 23 February 2015

Parliament does not sit all year round. During periods called recesses, Members can carry out their other duties.

Recess dates are announced in the House of Commons by the Leader of the House of Commons. The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.