Recess Dates

Assembly business happens throughout the year, with periods of "recess" (breaks). During recess, there are normally no meetings in the Chamber and no committee meetings. MLAs are usually in their constituencies where they continue to work on your behalf. 

The Business Committee has agreed the following recess dates for 2021/22:

Summer 2021:

10 July 2021 to 5 September 2021 (8 weeks)

(Business Committee – 7 September 2021)

(First Plenary Sitting – 13 September 2021)


Halloween 2021:

23 October 2021 to 31 October 2021


Christmas 2021:

18 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 (3 weeks)

(Business Committee – 11 January 2022)

(First Plenary Sitting – 17 January 2022)


The Business Committee may review, and amend these dates as and when required.

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