Lords examines Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

18 July 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Tuesday 17 July.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

This bill aims to create statutory entitlements to leave and pay for employees whose children have died.

As no amendments were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as "order of commitment discharged".

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

Second reading: 29 June 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 29 June 2018.

Lords news: Private members' bills June 2018

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