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Summer Recess

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many times Parliament has risen for the summer recess on or after 1 August since 1955; and if he will give the years in question, with the date the House rose.

The House of Commons has risen on or after 1 August 15 times since 1955. The dates are as follows:

2 August 19565 August 1971
2 August 19579 August 1972
1 August 19587 August 1975
4 August 19616 August 1976
3 August 19623 August 1978
2 August 19638 August 1980
5 August 19651 August 1984
12 August 1966