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Pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

EDM (Early Day Motion) 82: tabled on 20 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Government-commissioned research in 2016 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found disturbingly high levels of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in UK workplaces; further notes the February 2021 conclusion of the Women and Equalities Committee that the Government must act now to prevent further discrimination, particularly as the UK faces potentially unprecedented job losses; welcomes the publication of the Action Plan to End Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination at Work, jointly published by Maternity Action, the Fawcett Society, Gingerbread, NCT, Pregnant Then Screwed, the Royal College of Midwives, the TUC, the Women’s Budget Group, Working Families and others on 14 April 2021; and calls on the Government to take prompt action to improve redundancy protections for pregnant women and new mothers, enable more equal parenting, and strengthen gender pay gap reporting.

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.

Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Camberwell and Peckham
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast South
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Streatham
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
Twickenham
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Gower
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Glasgow North East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Jarrow
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Strangford
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Hammersmith
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Midlothian
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast East
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
North East Fife
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Stockport
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
South Antrim
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Walsall South
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
South Shields
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 May 2021
Ceredigion
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
Richmond Park
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Bedford
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Nottingham East
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
St Albans
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Rochdale
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Central Ayrshire
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Glasgow North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Dundee West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Foyle
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Aberdeen North
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Salford and Eccles
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 24 May 2021
North Down
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2021
Leicester East
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2021
Edinburgh West
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
East Londonderry
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2021
Birkenhead
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 26 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2021
Cardiff West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Leeds Central
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Knowsley
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Blackley and Broughton
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
East Lothian
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
Gordon
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Angus
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
East Antrim
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Norwich South
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Livingston
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2021
City of Durham
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2021
Gateshead
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Coventry South
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
East Ham
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2021
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.