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(2)    

In section 164 (Statutory Maternity Pay—entitlement and liability to pay) in

 

subsection (9) (power to make regulations) there is inserted—

 

“(b)    

specify circumstances in which there is a liability to make

 

additional statutory maternity payments to a woman who has

 

given birth to more than one child as a result of a single

 

pregnancy.’.

 


 

Extension of emergency leave entitlement to grandparents

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

NC54

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 57A(3) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 insert after (d)—

 

“(e)    

a grandchild.”.’.

 


 

Adjustment leave

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

NC55

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A qualifying employee who satisfies prescribed conditions may be absent from

 

work at any time during an adjustment leave period.

 

(2)    

An adjustment leave period is a period calculated with regulations made by the

 

Secretary of State.

 

(3)    

The regulations under subsection (2) shall include provision for determining the

 

extent of an employee’s entitlement to leave under this section but shall secure

 

that where an employee is entitled to leave under this section he is entitled to at

 

least six weeks’ leave.

 

(4)    

An employee who exercises his rights under subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

is entitled, for such purposes and to such extent as may be prescribed, to

 

the benefit of the terms and conditions of employment which would have

 

applied if he had not been absent,

 

(b)    

is bound, for such purposes and to such extent as may be prescribed, by

 

any obligations arising under those terms and conditions (except in so far

 

as they are inconsistent with subsection (1)), and

 

(c)    

is entitled to return from leave to a job of a prescribed kind;.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of this section, an employee is a qualifying employee if—

 

(a)    

he is the parent or carer of a disabled child or adult and his purpose for

 

applying for adjustment leave is to secure a temporary period of absence

 

to deal with a period of illness or diagnosis of disability of the cared-for

 

child or adult; or


 
 

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(b)    

he is the bereaved parent of a child under the age of 18 and his purpose

 

in applying for adjustment leave is to secure a temporary period of

 

absence to deal with funeral and other arrangements due to the death of

 

his child.’.

 


 

Jo Swinson

 

279

 

Clause  110,  page  112,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 96(3) and (4), so far as relating to paragraphs 3, 53 to 59 and 61 of

 

Schedule 7, extends to Northern Ireland.’.

 

 

Order of the House [25 February 2013]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Children and Families Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 23 April 2013.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [5 March 2013]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 5

 

March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 March;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 7 March;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 12 March;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 14 March;


 
 

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(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 19 March;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 21 March;

 

(g)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 April;

 

(h)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 April; and

 

(i)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 April;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

Department for Education;

 
  

than 10.00 am

Department for Business,

 
   

Innovation and Skills

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

The Thomas Coram Foundation

 
  

than 10.45 am

for Children (Coram); Professor

 
   

Julie Selwyn, Professor of Child

 
   

and Family Social Work,

 
   

University of Bristol; TACT

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

David Norgrove, Chair of Family

 
  

than 11.25 am

Justice Review and Chair of

 
   

Family Justice Board; Lord Justice

 
   

Munby, President of the Family

 
   

Division; Coram Children’s Legal

 
   

Centre

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

Council for Disabled Children;

 
  

than 2.45 pm

Every Disabled Child Matters;

 
   

Special Education Consortium

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

Achievement for All; Independent

 
  

than 3.30 pm

Parental Special Education

 
   

Advice; Institute of Education

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

National Association for Special

 
  

than 4.15 pm

Educational Needs; The

 
   

Communication Trust; Association

 
   

of Educational Psychologists

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

Association of Colleges; National

 
  

than 5.15 pm

Association of Head Teachers;

 
   

David Bartram, Assistant Head,

 
   

Lampton School, Hounslow

 
 

Tuesday 5 March

Until no later

Office of the Children’s

 
  

than 5.45 pm

Commissioner

 
 

Thursday 7 March

Until no later

Ofsted; Daycare Trust and the

 
  

than 12.15 pm

Family and Parenting Institute;

 
   

National Childminding

 
   

Association

 
 

Thursday 7 March

Until no later

Dr Roger Morgan, Children’s

 
  

than 1.00 pm

Rights Director of England;

 
   

Children England

 
 

Thursday 7 March

Until no later

Working Families; Fawcett Society

 
  

than 2.45 pm

  
 

Thursday 7 March

Until no later

Fatherhood Institute; Federation of

 
  

than 3.30 pm

Small Businesses

 
 

Thursday 7 March

Until no later

Association of Directors of

 
  

than 4.15 pm

Children’s Services; Barnardo’s

 

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 6; Schedule 1; Clauses 7 to 12; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 13 to 71; Schedule 3; Clauses 72 and 73; Schedule 4; Clauses 74 to

 

85; Schedule 5; Clause 86; Schedule 6; Clauses 87 to 96; Schedule 7; Clauses

 

97 to 104; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 105 to 110; and remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill; and

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 23 April.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 26 March:

 

Amendment 240.

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 11 April:

 

Amendments 126, 127, 128, 136, 139, 140, 141, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153 154,

 

156, 157, 158, 160, 167, 175, 178, 179, 182.

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 12 April:

 

Amendments 287, 288, 289, 290, 291.

 


 
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