Second chance for Miscarriage Leave Bill

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on the UK Government to back her private members’ bill to introduce paid miscarriage leave. 

One month from today, the Miscarriage Leave Bill is due to go before the House of Commons again for a second chance at its second reading after it was talked out in December. 

The bill would introduce a statutory minimum of three days of paid leave for parents who experience miscarriage in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. 

More than 37,500 people have signed a petition to support the bill which also has the backing of every party represented at Westminster. 

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said: 

“Our campaign has been gaining momentum and we are closer now than we ever have been to introducing paid miscarriage leave in the UK. 

“Even now, more people are adding their names to the petition every day. 

“There is only one month until my private members’ bill will come before parliament again, however, there is a good chance it will not progress unless the UK Government steps in.

“I am calling on the Government to come out in favour of introducing paid miscarriage leave either by supporting my bill or by including it in their proposed employment bill.”