Clause 1 - Payment of maternity allowance: Ministerial office

Part of Ministerial and other Maternal Allowances Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 11th February 2021.

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Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General 4:30 pm, 11th February 2021

I thank the hon. Lady for putting that much more succinctly than the clauses do, and she is absolutely right. That is part of the reason why this is so complicated. We tried to put this and other issues in the Bill, but that has not been possible.