When the House of Lords is in session it meets on Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and occasionally on Fridays. Starting times for business may be varied, and are currently 2.30 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 pm on Wednesdays, 11 am on Thursdays, and 10 am on sitting Fridays. The session is interrupted by extended adjournments, commonly called recesses, which normally take place in the summer (lasting between two and three months), at Christmas (usually lasting three weeks) and at Easter and the Spring Bank Holiday (usually lasting some ten days each). At the start of each day's sitting,
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