Parliaments

When does Parliament return?

Theresa May's first PMQs Image copyright Reuters

It's been a busy few weeks in UK politics. The repercussions of the UK's vote to leave the European Union will be felt for many months and years to come.

But for now, politicians are enjoying a summer recess.

MPs and peers broke up on Thursday 21 July; while politicians in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and in the European Parliament left earlier this month.

So when does everyone return?

House of Commons

MPs return on Monday 5 September. The first items of business that day is Home Office questions to Amber Rudd and her team, followed by consideration of the Finance Bill at report stage.

House of Lords

Peers will be back on Monday 5 September too, and the main business of the day is the Investigatory Powers Bill at committee stage.

Scottish Parliament

MSPs return on Tuesday 6 September - First Minister's questions will be on Thursday that week.

Welsh Assembly

AMs are back the week beginning Monday 12 September; and plenary usually begins at 1.30pm on Tuesday with First Minister's questions.

Northern Ireland Assembly

The first plenary sitting for MLAs is Monday 12 September.

European Parliament

The first plenary sitting after the summer begins on Monday 12 September at 4pm.