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NEW MOTHERS AND EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 377: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 is concerned about the findings of recent Equality and Human Rights Commission research with over 3,200 new mothers that was carried out in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; understands that 11 per cent of the women interviewed reported having been dismissed, made compulsorily redundant where others in their workplace were not, or treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their jobs; notes that if these findings are replicated across the population as a whole, this could mean that as many as 54,000 women are at risk of losing their jobs each year; recognises that this research also shows that many employers, across a range of industries, say they are firm supporters of female staff during and after their pregnancies and find it easy to comply with the law; and calls on the Government to ensure that all new mothers enjoy full and robust protection when returning to the workplace in the light of this research.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Madders, Justin
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
York Central
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2015
Leeds North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.