MPs get an extra day-off for Christmas, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Commons Leader announces 'the House will return from the Christmas recess on Wednesday January 5'

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The Christmas recess for the House of Commons has been extended by a day, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.

MPs were expected to break for the festive period on December 16 and return on January 4.

But Commons Leader Mr Rees-Mogg, updating MPs in his weekly business statement, told them: “Subject to the progress of business, the House will return from the Christmas recess on Wednesday January 5.”

He went on to outline recess periods planned for the first half of 2022.

“The House will rise for the February recess on Thursday February 10 and return on Monday February 21,” he said.

“The House will rise for the Easter recess on Thursday March 31 and return on Tuesday April 19.

“The House will rise for the May Day bank holiday on Thursday April 28 and return on Tuesday May 3.

“The House will rise for the Whitsun recess on Thursday May 26 and return on June 6.

“And, finally, the House will rise for the summer recess on Thursday July 21.”

Mr Rees-Mogg did not give an end date for the planned summer recess although it is expected MPs will return for a period in September in line with previous years.