Baby Loss

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:17 pm on 13th October 2016.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) 12:17 pm, 13th October 2016

The right hon. Gentleman will know of the case of my constituents Fiona Paddon and Scott Bramley, whose son Edward tragically died at just nine days old from a group B strep infection. As devastated as they were and still are, they have channelled their grief into campaigning work and on a petition that has reached almost 250,000 signatures. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that there is an urgent need for more consistent and effective screening, and that the risk factor strategy by which we have assessed this infection to date has failed to reduce the number of instances and should be reviewed?