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Bereavement Leave For Parents

EDM number 323 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 14/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Death, Employment and Industrial relations.

That this House fully understands the devastating effects on parents of losing a child; supports the idea that it is time for bereavement leave for working parents to be a statutory workplace right; recognises that it is the right thing to do so that parents can be assured of this protection and so that employers can follow statutory guidance to make any necessary arrangements; further understands that such leave is currently left to the discretion of employers resulting in a huge disparity between what parents receive at different organisations; is aware of a recent survey, commissioned by Child Bereavement UK in 2016, which showed that less than a third of UK adults who were working at the time of their bereavement said they felt very supported by their employer; takes cognisance of the fact that around 28 babies, children or young people under 25-years died every day in 2015; and urges the Government to consult fully with the bereavement support sector to make sure that statutory leave for bereaved parents who lose a child will work best for parents who find themselves in this terrible situation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patricia Gibson14/09/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
John McNally14/09/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald14/09/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Ian Blackford14/09/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady14/09/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss14/09/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Brendan O'Hara14/09/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law14/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty14/09/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray14/09/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows14/09/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan14/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry14/09/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands14/09/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard14/09/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant14/09/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
David Linden09/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens09/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon09/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim Cunningham09/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan09/10/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martyn Day09/10/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley09/10/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle10/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Gavin Robinson10/10/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
David Simpson10/10/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Lady Hermon10/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Marie Rimmer11/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Ben Lake11/10/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Grahame Morris11/10/2017EasingtonLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron12/10/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts12/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ruth George17/10/2017High PeakLabourSigned
Ellie Reeves18/10/2017Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Alan Brown25/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford25/10/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman06/11/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned

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