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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 23 January 2018

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Kevin Hollinrake

 

That, if proceedings on the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill are not

 

completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee shall meet on Wednesdays while the House

 

is sitting at 2.00 pm.

 


 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parental bereavement leave and pay: review of extension of entitlement

 

The Secretary of State must, within three months of this Act being passed, lay a

 

report before Parliament reviewing the extension of entitlement to parental


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

bereavement leave and pay to people who are self-employed or are employed on

 

zero-hours contracts.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to review the extension of parental

 

bereavement leave and pay to self-employed people and those on zero-hours contracts.

 

 


 

Victoria Prentis

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  15,  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.

 

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—

 

    “   

 

(e)    

at least two weeks’ leave, and

 

(f)    

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.

 

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  after “18” 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

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  after “18” 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.

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

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Schedule,  page  2,  line  35,  after “18”, 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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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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.

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Patricia Gibson

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2018                  

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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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

 

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Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  after “18” 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

 

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Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  after “18” 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

 

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Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  after “18”, 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.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

David Linden

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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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.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 11 January 2018:

 

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Revised 23 January 2018