Miscarriage Leave Bill returns to Parliament

Only the UK Government stands in the way of paid miscarriage leave becoming a right for parents in the UK. Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley’s Private Members’ Bill is due to have its second reading on Friday 24th March but without government support, it is unlikely to progress further through Parliament. The SNP MP … Read more

MPs and campaigners back Miscarriage Leave Bill

Campaigners have joined more than 40 MPs in calling for the UK Government to support the Miscarriage Leave Bill.  Introduced by Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley under the Ten Minute Rule, the Miscarriage Leave Bill would introduce a statutory right for parents to a minimum of three-days paid leave in the event of a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy … Read more

Miscarriage Leave Bill returns to Westminster

Westminster will be given a second chance to support calls for paid miscarriage leave to be added to the statute book. Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley was successful in her application for a 10-minute Rule Bill which will see the Miscarriage Leave Bill reintroduced to parliament. If successful, the bill would introduce statutory … Read more

Progressive miscarriage leave policy welcomed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed RSA Insurance’s progressive policy on miscarriage leave. Earlier this month, the SNP MP who has been campaigning to have paid miscarriage leave introduced in the UK met with RSA to discuss their approach. In April 2021, RSA introduced two weeks of fully paid leave for staff who experience miscarriage at any stage … Read more

South Lanarkshire SNP commit to Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed a commitment from South Lanarkshire’s SNP administration to sign up to the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge. Launching their manifesto for the local elections in May, South Lanarkshire’s SNP group have backed a campaign by Ms Crawley to get every council in Scotland signed up to … Read more

Paid Miscarriage Leave debate in Commons Chamber

Paid miscarriage leave will be debated by MPs in the House of Commons Chamber following a campaign by Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley. On Thursday, March 17 at 2pm, MPs from across the UK will be given the opportunity to discuss introducing paid leave for parents who experience miscarriage before 24 weeks. The … Read more

Disappointing government response to debate

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is calling on the UK Government to recognise that miscarriage is neither an illness nor a holiday.  In a debate on paid miscarriage leave at Westminster Hall yesterday, the SNP MP was ‘disappointed’ by the response from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets Paul … Read more