Amendment 1

Part of Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Committee (and remaining stages) – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 25th February 2021.

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Photo of Lord Craig of Radley Lord Craig of Radley Crossbench 2:30 pm, 25th February 2021

My Lords, I had expected to speak to my Amendment 13 but, in view of what the Minister said, it would be detaining the House unnecessarily to go into a long explanation. I had thought to define the word “person” as either an expectant mother within 12 weeks of the expected week of childbirth or, as a mother, a person who has given birth to a child within the previous four weeks. In view of the Minister's acceptance of the word “mother”, however, I see no further need to proceed with my amendment and will not move it.