Parliament business happens throughout the year, with periods of "recess" (breaks). During recess, there are normally no meetings in the Chamber and no committee meetings. MSPs are usually in their local areas where they carry on work with constituents. They can also continue to submit motions and written parliamentary questions.
Parliament will be in recess on the following dates:
- 11 to 19 February 2023
- 1 to 16 April 2023
- 1 July to 27 August 2023
- 7 to 22 October 2023
- 23 December 2023 to 7 January 2024