Pregnancy and maternity discrimination Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Members present:

Mrs Maria Miller, in the Chair

Ruth Cadbury

Jo Churchill

Mrs Flick Drummond

Gill Furniss

Ben Howlett

Jess Phillips

The following declarations of interest relating to the inquiry were made:

3 May 2015 

Specialist Adviser, Professor Grace James, declared the following interests: Member of the Fawcett Society; the UK gender equality law expert for the European Equality Law Network (from 2016); former member of the Academic Advisory Group for the EHRC/BIS research project on pregnancy and maternity related discrimination in the workplace (2014-2015).

12 July 2015 

Specialist Adviser, Professor Grace James, declared the following interests: She has made two unsuccessful bids for funding – to look at invocation of law in relation to pregnancy and parenting: workplace conflicts (2008) and to look at carer concerns and workplace dispute resolution (2013).

Draft Report (Pregnancy and maternity discrimination), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 176 read and agreed to.

Annexes and Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available (Standing Order No. 134).

The following written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for publication.

MPD0036 Ministry of Justice

[Adjourned till Wednesday 20 July at 9.45 a.m.





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