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House of Commons

 
 

Friday 11 May 2018

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)

 

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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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

1

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  11,  leave out ‘parent’ and insert ‘primary care giver’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would widen the provision to include those who are not ‘parents’ but were the

 

main carer of the deceased child.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

2

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  11,  after ‘parent’, insert ‘or grandparent where they were the

 

primary carer of the child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would widen the provision to include grandparents where they were the primary

 

carer of the deceased child.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

3

 

Schedule,  page  2,  leave out line 22.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the ability to set the period within which the leave may be taken.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 11 May 2018          

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Patricia Gibson

 

22

 

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.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

4

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out ‘two’ and insert ‘four’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would increase the minimum time off from work from two to four weeks.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

5

 

Schedule,  page  2,  leave out lines 26 to 28.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove any deadline for when the leave must be taken.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

23

 

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

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

6

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ““child” means a person under the age of 18;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would mean that parental bereavement leave would apply to a child of any age,

 

not just those below the age of 18.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

24

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out from “a” to end of line 3 and insert “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.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

7

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  11,  after ‘absence,’ insert ‘save for remuneration’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make clear that the employee is not entitled to contractual pay for the

 

leave.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 11 May 2018          

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

8

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  18,  leave out “a job of a kind prescribed by regulations,” and

 

insert “the job in which they were employed before their absence,”.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

11

 

Schedule,  page  4,  leave out lines 8 to 17

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the power to make regulations providing for notices, or make

 

provision for any consequences as a result of failing to give notice, or failure to keep records of

 

notice or comply with other procedural requirements.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

10

 

Schedule,  page  4,  leave out lines 8 to 10.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement to give any notice to take leave.

 

Kevin Foster

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

9

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  8,  after “about” insert “reasonable”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would create a requirement of giving a reasonable notice period before taking

 

the leave.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

12

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  9,  leave out ‘parent’ and insert ‘primary care giver’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would widen the provision to include those who are not ‘parents’ but were the

 

main carer of the deceased child.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

13

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  11,  leave out from “employer” to end of line 12.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the qualifying period to make the pay element a day one right.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

14

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  25,  after ‘parent’, insert ‘or grandparent where they were the

 

primary carer of the child’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would widen the provision to include grandparents where they were the primary

 

carer of the deceased child.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 11 May 2018          

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

15

 

Schedule,  page  5,  leave out from the start of line 40 to the end of line 2 on page 6.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement to give notice, and how to give notice in order to

 

receive parental bereavement pay.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

16

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  44,  after ‘which’ insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the individual to give a reasonable amount of notice for taking

 

bereavement pay.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

17

 

Schedule,  page  6,  leave out lines 1 and 2 and insert—

 

    “(3)  

Employers must accept notice given in writing, face to face, by telephone or

 

through a third party on behalf of the bereaved parent.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement to give notice in writing, allowing this to be given

 

in conversation or through a third party on their behalf.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

18

 

Schedule,  page  6,  leave out from start of line 48 to end of line 2 on page 7.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the liability of HMRC to pay statutory bereavement pay.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

19

 

Schedule,  page  7,  line  13,  leave out ‘two’ and insert ‘four’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would increase the payment for bereavement pay from a minimum of two to four

 

weeks.

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

20

 

Schedule,  page  7,  leave out lines 18 to 21.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement for bereavement pay to be paid within at least 56

 

days.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 11 May 2018          

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kevin Foster

 

21

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  leave out ““child” means a person under the age of 18”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would mean that parental bereavement pay would apply to a child of any age, not

 

just those below the age of 18.

 

Patricia Gibson

 

25

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  18,  leave out from “a” to end of line 20 and insert “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.

 


 

 

Revised 10 May 2018