Topical Questions

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 25 April 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

Because of the huge regional variations in maternity pay, according to the Fire Brigades Union’s women’s committee, most fire-fighters would be better off breaking a leg than having a baby. Will the Government consider an increased and properly enforced flat rate of maternity pay to tackle the gender and regional inequalities present in our fire service?