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BREASTFEEDING IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 520: tabled on 04 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House supports measures for encouraging breastfeeding, recognises the benefits to the health of nursing mothers and their babies; believes that improved facilities should be available in the Palace of Westminster to enable breastfeeding to take place in comfort and privacy; deplores, however plans to allow breastfeeding in the Chamber and committee rooms of the House of Commons, which are not suitable environment for nursing babies; and opposes such plans as totally unnecessary given the close proximity of alternative facilities.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BREASTFEEDING IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'privacy' and add 'if mothers wish; believes however that mothers are the best judges of where to feed their babies and that no honourable Members should be prevented from taking part in Commons business; and therefore believes there should be no barriers to discourage honourable Members and members of the public from breastfeeding in the House of Commons.'.
Labour, Cardiff North
75
signatures
EDM 520A1: tabled on 5 December 2001
BREASTFEEDING IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER (Amendment 1A1)
at end add 'except for the Chamber where the behaviour of some honourable Members might damage the future well-being of the child.'
Labour, Birkenhead
3
signatures
EDM 520A1A1: tabled on 18 December 2001