Early day motion 323

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BEREAVEMENT LEAVE FOR PARENTS

That this House fully understands the devastating effects on parents of losing a child; supports the idea that it is time for bereavement leave for working parents to be a statutory workplace right; recognises that it is the right thing to do so that parents can be assured of this protection and so that employers can follow statutory guidance to make any necessary arrangements; further understands that such leave is currently left to the discretion of employers resulting in a huge disparity between what parents receive at different organisations; is aware of a recent survey, commissioned by Child Bereavement UK in 2016, which showed that less than a third of UK adults who were working at the time of their bereavement said they felt very supported by their employer; takes cognisance of the fact that around 28 babies, children or young people under 25-years died every day in 2015; and urges the Government to consult fully with the bereavement support sector to make sure that statutory leave for bereaved parents who lose a child will work best for parents who find themselves in this terrible situation.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 14.09.2017
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 12.10.2017
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 09.10.2017
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 09.10.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 09.10.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 09.10.2017
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 14.09.2017
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 14.09.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 17.10.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 14.09.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 14.09.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 14.09.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 14.09.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 14.09.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 10.10.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.10.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 11.10.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 14.09.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 09.10.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 14.09.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 14.09.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 14.09.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 11.10.2017
Newlands, Gavin Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 14.09.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 14.09.2017
Reeves, Ellie Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 18.10.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 11.10.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 10.10.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 10.10.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 12.10.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.10.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 14.09.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 10.10.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 09.10.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 14.09.2017