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Paid miscarriage leave

EDM (Early Day Motion) 38: tabled on 13 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to introduce paid miscarriage leave; notes that, in the UK, two weeks parental bereavement leave and pay is in place after stillbirth, however there is no such support for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy; believes that miscarriage is an extremely traumatic experience and that more support should be provided to families that experience such a loss; understands that New Zealand’s parliament unanimously approved legislation to give people who experience a miscarriage paid leave, no matter what stage a loss of pregnancy occurs; and further believes that the Government should follow suit and provide paid leave for people that experience miscarriage and allow families to grieve for their profound loss.

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.

Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Dundee West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Hemsworth
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Stirling
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Livingston
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Midlothian
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Strangford
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2021
Bath
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Foyle
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2021
Birkenhead
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2021
Edinburgh West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
East Renfrewshire
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2021
Aberdeen North
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Coventry South
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Twickenham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.