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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 7 February 2018

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in the order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  22,  at end insert “, including arrangements for taking the

 

entitled leave at different points within the period specified in subsection (6).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that regulations on parental bereavement leave provide flexibility

 

on when the entitled leave can be taken.

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out from “to” to end of line and insert—

 

    “   

 

(a)    

at least two weeks’ leave, and

 

(b)    

at least one day’s leave for the day on which the child’s funeral takes

 

place.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the minimum period of parental bereavement leave is two

 

weeks plus an additional day for the day of the child’s funeral.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 7 February 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Laura Pidcock

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

Provision under subsection (4)(a) must secure that an employee’s entitlement to

 

leave under this section will not be required to be taken consecutively and may

 

be taken in blocks of one day at a time.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow flexibility in the parental bereavement leave arrangements.

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out “56 days” and insert “52 weeks”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the period of time within which parental bereavement leave must be

 

taken from 56 days to 52 weeks.

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

20

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out “56 days” and insert “26 weeks”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the minimum period of time within which parental bereavement

 

leave must be taken from 56 days to 26 weeks.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

6

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  leave out from “means” to end and insert “a son or

 

daughter of any age”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would change the definition of “child”, for the purpose of parental bereavement

 

leave, to a son or daughter of any age.

 

Laura Pidcock

 

12

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  at end  insert  “, or a person with a lifelong disability and

 

a recognised dependency over the age of 18”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child”, for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

leave, to those over the age of 18 with a lifelong disability and recognised dependency.

 

Will Quince

 

14

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert  “, or in full time education, or both”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child” for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

leave, to those over the age of 18 who are in full time education.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 7 February 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert “, or a person under the age of 25 with a

 

lifelong disability and a recognised dependency.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child” for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

leave, to those under the age of 25 with a lifelong disability and recognised dependency.

 

Will Quince

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert “(see also section 80EE for the application of

 

this Chapter in relation to stillbirths)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 26.

 

Will Quince

 

26

 

Schedule,  page  4,  leave out lines 29 to 35 and insert—

 

“80EE

Application in relation to stillbirths

 

In this Chapter—

 

(a)    

references to a child include a child stillborn after twenty-four

 

weeks of pregnancy, and

 

(b)    

references to the death of a child are to be read, in relation to

 

a stillborn child, as references to the birth of the child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment extends the provisions about parental bereavement leave to bereaved parents of

 

stillborn children.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

8

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  30,  leave out “may” and insert “must”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give the Secretary of State a duty, rather than a power, to extend parental

 

bereavement leave to cases where a child is stillborn after twenty-four weeks of pregnancy.

 

Will Quince

 

27

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  37,  leave out “, 80EE”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 26.

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

4

 

Schedule,  page  5,  leave out lines 10 to 12.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the condition that an employee needs to be with an employer for a

 

continuous period of 26 weeks in order to receive parental bereavement pay.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 7 February 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Victoria Prentis

 

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Schedule,  page  5,  line  26,  at end insert “Such relationship with the child may

 

include—

 

(a)    

the mother as identified on the child’s birth certificate,

 

(b)    

the father as identified on the child’s birth certificate,

 

(c)    

the step-parent of the child, by virtue of marriage or civil partnership with

 

the mother or father at the time of birth, and

 

(d)    

the adoptive parent of the child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give specific examples in the definition of a ‘bereaved parent’ for the

 

purposes of taking parental bereavement leave.

 

Carolyn Harris

 

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Schedule,  page  5,  line  26,  at end insert “Such relationship with the child may

 

include—

 

(a)    

a person with parental responsibility, as defined by section 3 (Meaning

 

of “parental responsibility”) of the Children Act 1989, for the child, and

 

(b)    

a person who is the child’s foster parent.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give examples in the definition of a ‘bereaved parent’ for the purposes of

 

taking parental bereavement leave. This would include foster parents.

 

Carolyn Harris

 

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Schedule,  page  5,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

For the purpose of this section “foster parent” means—

 

(a)    

a local authority foster parent within the meaning of the Children Act

 

1989,

 

(b)    

a person with whom a child has been placed by a voluntary organisation

 

under section 59(1)(a) of that Act, or

 

(c)    

a private foster parent within the meaning of section 53 of the

 

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential to Amendment 23 and provides a definition of foster parent.

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

5

 

Schedule,  page  6,  leave out lines 15 to 21.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential to Amendment 4.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 7 February 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

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Schedule,  page  7,  leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert—

 

    “(1)  

Statutory parental bereavement pay is payable at an employee’s full rate of

 

pay.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the power to set in regulations the rate of parental bereavement

 

pay. Instead, the employee would be entitled to parental bereavement pay at their full pay rate.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

7

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  leave out from “means” to end and insert “a son or

 

daughter of any age”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would change the definition of “child”, for the purpose of parental bereavement

 

pay, to a son or daughter of any age.

 

Laura Pidcock

 

13

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  at end insert  “, or a person with a lifelong disability and a

 

recognised dependency over the age of 18”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child”, for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

pay, to those over the age of 18 with a lifelong disability and recognised dependency.

 

Will Quince

 

15

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  at end insert  “, or in full time education, or both”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child” for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

pay, to those over the age of 18 who are in full time education.

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

18

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  at end insert  “, or a person under the age of 25 with a

 

lifelong disability and a recognised dependency.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would extend the definition of “child”, for the purposes of parental bereavement

 

pay, to those under the age of 25 with a lifelong disability and recognised dependency.

 

Will Quince

 

28

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  at end insert “(see also section 171ZZ15 for the application

 

of this Part in relation to stillbirths)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 29.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 7 February 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Will Quince

 

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Schedule,  page  10,  leave out lines 40 to 46 and insert—

 

“171ZZ15 

Application in relation to stillbirths

 

In this Part—

 

(a)    

references to a child include a child stillborn after twenty-four

 

weeks of pregnancy, and

 

(b)    

references to the death of a child are to be read, in relation to

 

a stillborn child, as references to the birth of the child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment extends the provisions about statutory parental bereavement pay to bereaved

 

parents of stillborn children.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

9

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  41,  leave out “may” and insert “must”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give the Secretary of State a duty, rather than a power, to extend parental

 

bereavement pay to cases where a child is stillborn after twenty-four weeks of pregnancy.

 

Will Quince

 

30

 

Schedule,  page  11,  leave out line 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 29.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 11 January 2018:

 

NC1

 


 

 

Revised 06 February 2018