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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 9th January 2020.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:11 am, 9th January 2020

May I begin by wishing everybody a very happy new year and welcoming them all back after the Christmas break?

The business for next week will be:

Monday 13 January—Continuation of the debate on the Queen’s Speech on Britain in the world.

Tuesday 14 January—Continuation of the debate on the Queen’s Speech on education and local government.

Wednesday 15 January—Continuation of the debate on the Queen’s Speech on a green industrial revolution.

Thursday 16 January—Continuation of the debate on the Queen’s Speech on health and social care.

Friday 17 JanuaryThe House will not be sitting.

The provisional business for the following week will include:

Monday 20 January—Conclusion of the debate on the Queen’s Speech on the economy and jobs.

I am pleased to announce that subject to the progress of business, the House will rise for the constituency recess at the conclusion of business on Thursday 13 February and return on Monday 24 February. For Easter, the House will rise at the conclusion of business on Tuesday 31 March and return on Tuesday 21 April. For the early May bank holiday, the House will rise at the conclusion of business on Wednesday 6 May and return on Monday 11 May. The House will rise for the Whitsun recess at the conclusion of business on Thursday 21 May and return on Tuesday 2 June. For the summer recess, the House will rise at the conclusion of business on Tuesday 21 July and return on Tuesday 8 September. Finally, the conference recess will commence at the close of business on Thursday 17 September with the House returning on Tuesday 13 October—which hon. and right hon. Members will know is the anniversary of the birth of the late Baroness Thatcher.