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Parental Leave

Parental Leave – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 11th February 1987.

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Mr. Harry Cohen accordingly presented a Bill to introduce a statutory right to a period of parental leave for working parents of young children; to make provision for the establishment of a parental leave fund for the reimbursement of payment made during parental leave; and for connected purposes. And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 27 March and to be printed. [Bill 71.]

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn , Islington North

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it in order for the hon. Member for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) and the hon. Member for Crawley (Mr. Soames) to behave in a child-like and imbecile manner while my hon. Friend was trying to introduce his Bill to improve the lot of the children of Britain?

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

I hope that we will have no display of bad manners in the Chamber. We are supposed to set an example.