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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
23 March 2017
Volume 623

Maternity Discrimination

The following is an extract from the reply by the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Margot James) to the Westminster Hall debate on Maternity Discrimination on 15 March 2017.

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However, more than 100 employers, representing 1.2 million employees across the UK, have signed up to the initiative, which is an important milestone. Many of the employers pledging action such as Barclays, Nationwide, Royal Mail and Ford are putting in place returners programmes and means of staying in touch with pregnant women and new mothers on maternity leave, which is another point that was made.

[Official Report, 15 March 2017, Vol. 623, c. 127-28WH.]

Letter of correction from Margot James:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the Westminster Hall debate on Maternity Discrimination on 15 March 2017.

The correct response should have been:

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However, more than 100 employers, representing 1.2 million employees across the UK, have signed up to the initiative, which is an important milestone. Many of the employers pledging action such as Barclays, Nationwide and Ford are putting in place returners programmes and means of staying in touch with pregnant women and new mothers on maternity leave, which is another point that was made.

Nuclear Decommissioning Industry: Pensions

The following is an extract from the reply by the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Margot James), to the Westminster Hall debate Nuclear Decommissioning Industry: Pensions on 21 March 2017.

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As a first step, the NDA held discussions with the trade unions about the potential for non-legislative options as an alternative to CARE to realise the required savings. As a result of those discussions, the NDA launched a consultation document on 9 February setting out details of two options—the CARE option and a non-legislative pensionable pay cap option. The consultation was due to end on 10 March.

[Official Report, 21 March 2017, Vol. 623, c. 313WH.]

Letter of correction from Margot James:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the Westminster Hall debate on Nuclear Decommissioning Industry: Pensions on 21 March 2017.

The correct response should have been:

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As a first step, the NDA held discussions with the trade unions about the potential for non-legislative options as an alternative to CARE to realise the required savings. As a result of those discussions, the NDA launched a consultation document on 9 January setting out details of two options—the CARE option and a non-legislative pensionable pay cap option. The consultation was due to end on 10 March.