Maternity APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To improve the quality of maternity services, raise awareness of the contribution maternity care can make to public health, and improve support during the first 1000 days of parenthood.

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Recent Documents related to Maternity

1. Maternity benefits: detailed guide
11/08/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Guidance Maternity benefits: detailed guide Find out about the 2 maternity benefits available

2. Universal Credit, Maternity Allowance & SMP
04/05/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: by the different treatment of Maternity Allowance and Statutory Maternity Pay by the Department of Work

3. Statutory Maternity Pay: employee not entitled – form for employers
18/10/2019 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: when your employee is not entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), or when you cannot continue paying

4. Committee of the Whole House Amendments as at 11 February 2021
11/02/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: The intention of this amendment is to make paid maternity absence mandatory for qualifying Ministerial

5. Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2021
09/02/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: The intention of this amendment is to make paid maternity absence mandatory for qualifying Ministerial

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Maternity

1. Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
11/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: all Ministers for the first time to take paid maternity leave from their job for an extended period. Thanks - Speech Link
2: extended time for maternity pay? Are there incentives for companies to extend maternity pay? We really need - Speech Link
3: for hon. Members in this place who wish to take maternity leave. This has been highlighted by many colleagues - Speech Link

2. Ministerial and other Maternal Allowances Bill
11/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: The intention of this amendment is to make paid maternity absence mandatory for qualifying Ministerial office-holders - Speech Link
2: this amendment is to extend the period of paid maternity absence from 6 to 12 months.Clause 1 stand - Speech Link

3. Redundancy Protection: Women and New Parents
28/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: mothers are made redundant during pregnancy or maternity leave, or on their return to work. That shocking - Speech Link

4. Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
01/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Opposition spokesmen for the first time to take paid maternity leave from their job for an extended period. It - Speech Link
2: of ensuring that the Attorney General can take maternity leave as a matter of urgency. It is shocking that - Speech Link
3: this amendment in a Bill that deals with the maternity leave arrangements of one woman who happens to - Speech Link

5. Ockenden Review
10/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: midwife Donna Ockenden, a clinical expert in maternity who was tasked with assessing the quality of previous - Speech Link
2: only a fortnight after another damning report on maternity safety—Bill Kirkup’s report “The Life and Death - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Maternity
1. Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay
asked by: Alan Campbell
21/04/2021
... what recent progress his Department has made on increasing neonatal (a) pay and (b) leave.

2. Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay
asked by: Stephen Timms
27/04/2020
... how many people started receiving (a) statutory maternity pay and (b) maternity allowance in each quarter since April 2016.

3. Maternity Services
asked by: Rebecca Long Bailey
14/10/2020
... staff and visitors.

4. Maternity Services
asked by: Ranil Jayawardena
24/02/2020
... if he will issue guidance to NHS Trusts to increase the provision for fathers staying with the mother and baby in hospital.

5. Maternity Services
asked by: Giles Watling
02/03/2020
... if he will publish the contact details of each Local Maternity System chair.

Latest Questions
4 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Cumberlege Portrait
Baroness Cumberlege
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
First Do No Harm , Pharmacy
Tulip Siddiq Portrait
Tulip Siddiq
Officer
Labour - Hampstead and Kilburn
Joined: 24th November 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir David Amess MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3452.

Email: amessd@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Stuart Bonar, Royal College of Midwives, 10-18 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ . Tel: 0300 303 0444

Email: Stuart.Bonar@rcm.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Maternity APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Maternity APPG

Former APPG Officers
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Officer
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Earl of Listowel
Vice Chair
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships