Arrangement of Business - Announcement of Recess Dates

– in the House of Lords at 12:52 pm on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees 12:52 pm, 17th June 2021

My Lords, I thought this might be a convenient point for me to make a short statement about recess dates. A note containing the dates that I am about to announce will shortly be made available in the Royal Gallery. I should stress, as is always the case, that these dates are subject to the progress of business.

As previously announced, we will rise for the summer at the end of business on Thursday 22 July and return on Monday 6 September. We will then rise for the Conference Recess at the conclusion of business on Thursday 16 September and return on Monday 11 October. We will take our usual autumn long weekend, rising at the end of business on Wednesday 10 November and returning on Monday 15 November. We will rise for Christmas at the conclusion of business on Thursday 16 December and return on Tuesday 4 January.

Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Shadow Chief Whip (Lords)

My Lords, I thank the Government Chief Whip for that advance notice. It is very welcome and helpful for the House.