Baby Loss Awareness Week

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:36 pm on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries of the Future and Blockchain Technologies) 8:36 pm, 9th October 2018

I join the Minister in congratulating all the Members who have brought this issue to the Floor of the House today and especially Antoinette Sandbach on securing the debate. The Minister has talked about the family, and we have heard much about the emotional journey for mothers and fathers who experience loss. We are living now in a more equal society, in which more lesbian women are becoming mothers, and they, too, experience loss through the death of a baby or young child. Will he ensure that that is reflected in the opportunities to learn about the lived experience of mothers, to which my hon. and good Friend Patricia Gibson referred, whether they have a husband or a wife?