Adjournment of the House
An adjournment is a break in the course of parliamentary business. The House adjourns at the end of each day's business. On a daily basis the House adjourns, or breaks, half an hour after the moving of the adjournment debate. The House is also adjourned for several holiday periods during the session. The more lengthy adjournments - often coinciding with the academic calendar - are known as recesses.
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