MPS are to be given an extra month's holiday this year compared to 2019, the most days of downtime since Brexit took over the parliamentary agenda.

The Commons will be in recess for 64 working days this year – not including conference season and the Christmas break, which has yet to be announced.

It's the most days MPs have had off since 2014.

The bumper breaks mean Boris Johnson will have fewer sessions of Prime Minister's Questions and ministers won't have as many departmental questions sittings.

It will give Parliamentary committees less time to scrutinise Government decisions through the year.

Last year the Commons was in recess for just 46 working days, excluding the dissolution for the General Election.

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said MPs would take a two-week break in February, which was not taken last year so Parliament could concentrate on Brexit.

Both the summer and Easter recesses are a full week longer than 2019. At 35 working days, MPs' summer holiday this year will be the longest since 2009.

Many MPs use the recess to catch up on constituency work – but they are free to use the time as they wish.

The average holiday entitlement for British workers is 33.5 days.