Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:55 pm on 11th February 2021.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 12:55 pm, 11th February 2021

I warmly support the Bill, but can Her Majesty’s Government confirm that only a biological woman can have a baby? Will the Minister therefore explain to me why the Bill refers to “a person” and not to “a woman”? If we are going to adopt extreme gender ideology, why are the Government doing it by stealth and why can we not have a transparent debate on the matter? This insults the dignity of many women.