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Extension of paid maternity leave due to COVID-19

Volume 679: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2020

The petition of residents of the constituency of Belfast East,

Declares that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on and has led to increased cases of social isolation, and that new mothers on maternity leave have been particularly affected.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to extend paid maternity leave by three months.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Gavin Robinson, Official Report, 21 July 2020; Vol. 678, c. 2119.]