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BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1649: tabled on 09 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018 which runs from 8 to 15 October, when it culminates in Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day; acknowledges that stillbirth, miscarriage and infant loss is a tragedy which governments in Scotland and across the UK must work to prevent; is heartened by the progress made so far with the National Bereavement Care Pathway which seeks to improve the quality of bereavement care for parents and families at all stages of pregnancy and baby loss; applauds the Parental Bereavement Bill which demonstrated cross-party working at its best to secure statutory paid leave for bereaved parents; is optimistic about the possibility of Fatal Accident Inquiries in Scotland or Coroner Inquiries in England in some circumstances of stillbirth where it is deemed in the public interest; is encouraged by moves towards a voluntary registration scheme for miscarriages prior to 24 weeks gestation, which may be of comfort to bereaved parents at a very difficult time; believes that slowly the taboo around the tragedy of baby loss is slowly being broken down which has greatly assisted with progress so far on helping those who face this life-changing trauma; and is mindful that whilst much has been done to address stillbirth in Scotland and across the UK, there is still more to do and it is important to keep this issue on the political agenda.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2018
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2018
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2018
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2018
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2018
Glasgow North
Grant, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2018
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2018
Hartlepool
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2018
Belfast South
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 October 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2018
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2018
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2018
Glasgow Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 2018
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.