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REPORT OF THE SPEAKER'S CONFERENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1768: tabled on 28 April 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes paragraphs 287 and 288 of the report of the Speaker's Conference on Parliamentary Representation about the challenges faced by hon. Members who are parents of young babies; agrees with recommendation 55 that the House Service should review the circumstances in which a child under the age of one may accompany his or her hon. Member parent within restricted areas of the House of Commons; expresses concern that the combination of House sitting hours and the usual hours of childcare provision means babies have been left in whips' offices during late night votes; recognises that allowing children under the age of one to accompany their hon. Member parent into the voting lobby would solve a genuine problem; and invites the Speaker to issue guidelines to that effect.