Recess is a period when the Parliament is not sitting.
Parliamentary recess dates in 2021
General Election (Coronavirus) Bill was passed by the Parliament on 23 December
2020. Subject to the Bill receiving Royal Assent, Dissolution of the Parliament
takes place on 5 May 2021, the day before the Scottish general election on 6
Parliamentary recess dates for Session 6 of the Parliament will be agreed after the election.
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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