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Paternity Leave

EDM number 1712 in 2017-19, proposed by Angela Crawley on 17/10/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Children and families.

That this House notes that fathers, partners of adopters and intended parents having children through surrogacy are entitled to one or two weeks' statutory paternity leave; believes that this disadvantages fathers and entrenches the presumption that women are primarily responsible for raising children; further notes that better paternity leave and pay has the potential to meet the Government's objective of supporting fathers to be at home around the time of their child's birth; further believes that the regulations require updating to meet the needs of the modern family in a changing workforce; understands that the objective of supporting fathers to share care cannot be met if paternity pay is set at a rate that only better-off fathers are able to take time off at the start of their child's life; acknowledges that some employers offer enhanced leave or pay, including the Scottish Government, which offers staff four weeks' paternity leave on full pay; and notes the view that families across the UK would benefit from such practices being adopted by other employers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Angela Crawley17/10/2018Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartyProposed
Stewart McDonald17/10/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Grant17/10/2018GlenrothesScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins17/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden17/10/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Brendan O'Hara17/10/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry17/10/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson17/10/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day17/10/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford17/10/2018Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss18/10/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens18/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon18/10/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Hannah Bardell22/10/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown22/10/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law22/10/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney23/10/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Mike Hill24/10/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Ruth George25/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman26/10/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil19/11/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart21/11/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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