Baby Loss Awareness Week

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:35 pm on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury 6:35 pm, 9th October 2018

I know that across the House there is a great interest in the need for coroners’ investigations, and I believe that Tim Loughton will be introducing a private Member’s Bill. I think that the idea has support from the Government. It is incredibly important for parents to give consent to post-mortems—that can be a very sensitive area, particularly for parents from ethnic minority backgrounds—because very often, medical findings assist with the research to discover the causes of stillbirth and neonatal death. The hon. Lady makes a very good point.

In closing, I hope that colleagues will recognise that this year has been one of significant policy wins.