Recess Dates 2016 and 2017

Recess is a period when the Parliament is not sitting.

The Parliament has agreed the following parliamentary recess dates in 2016:

  • 8 to 23 October 2016 (inclusive)
  • 24 December 2016 to 8 January 2017 (inclusive)

The Parliament has agreed the following parliamentary recess dates in 2017:

  • 11 to 19 February 2017 (inclusive)
  • 1 to 16 April 2017 (inclusive)
  • 1 July to 3 September 2017 (inclusive)
  • 7 to 22 October 2017 (inclusive)
  • 23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (inclusive)

Attend a debate or a committee meeting

When the Parliament is sitting you can visit and attend a plenary or a committee meeting.  Details on how to book tickets in advance.

Office of the Clerk dates

When the Office of the Clerk is open, these days are defined as ‘counting days’.

Motions, amendments and questions may be lodged and Bills introduced on days when the Office of the Clerk is open.

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