MPs are due back in the House of Commons’ after the annual summer recess to resume their Westminster work.
Here’s all about the Parliament summer break, and what they get up to during their time off.
When does the summer recess begin and how long is it?
The House of Commons rose on July 25 and MPs returned on September 3.
Just over a week later, there will be another short break for party conference season.
The Conservative Party conference will take place in Manchester from September 29- October 2.
How do breaks for MPs work?
The break lasts six weeks, and is the longest recess on Parliament’s calendar.
MPs and peers also (normally) get a two-week break at Christmas and Easter in addition to one week in mid-February and a further week at the end of May.
Traditionally, the government has not given MPs recess dates more than a few months in advance and the dates are always announced by the Leader of the House.
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What do MPs do during the break?
When Parliament is not sitting, MPs work in their constituencies, including holding surgeries and dealing with constituency casework and correspondence.
They may also, for example, work on party matters and attend local events.
MPs also go on holiday during this time.
Michael Ellis, MP for Northampton North, even spent one recess a few years ago flipping burgers so as to better understand his constituents’ work.