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House Childcare Facilities

EDM number 603 in 2001-02, proposed by Jackie Lawrence on 18/12/2001.

That this House sympathises with those honourable Member mothers who seek better child-care facilities in the Palace of Westminster, but rejects moves to permit breastfeeding of children in the House of Commons Chamber or committee rooms as being an unsuitable environment for small children; calls upon the House authorities to establish creche facilities in the Palace of Westminster to serve the needs of both honourable Members and staff of the Palace of Westminster; acknowledges that it is impossible for nursing women who are employed as bank clerks, police officers, barristers, supermarket checkout assistants or in many other occupations to breastfeed whilst at their post; and calls upon colleagues in the House to recognise that this principle also applies to honourable Members working in either the Chamber or in committee.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Jackie Lawrence18/12/2001Preseli PembrokeshireLabourProposed
Joan Humble18/12/2001Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Julie Kirkbride18/12/2001BromsgroveConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth19/12/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Tony Colman08/01/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley08/01/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Davidson09/01/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Taylor09/01/2002North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer14/01/2002KeighleyLabourSigned

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