Premature and Sick Babies APPG

First Registered: 13/02/2019 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To raise awareness of the issues affecting the parents of premature and sick babies, to create practical action which secures the best quality of life for affected families, and to champion policies which increase the chance of a positive outcome for these babies.

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Recent Documents related to Premature and Sick Babies

1. Premature and Sick Babies
13/02/2019 - APPGs

Found: of the issues affecting the parents of premature and sick babies, to create practical action which secures

2. Parents of premature and sick babies
11/03/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: announcement to allow employed parents of premature and sick babies to to claim up to 12 weeks Neonatal Leave

3. Bliss - written evidence
09/10/2018 - Inquiry: First 1000 days of life - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: that champions the right of every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care. We achieve this

4. PM calls for greater equality in parental leave
19/07/2019 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Leave and Pay entitlement, for parents of premature and sick babies who need to spend a prolonged period in

5. TINY LIFE ANNIVERSARY
10/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: notes that every day in Northern Ireland six premature babies are born; notes the fact that according to

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Recent Speeches related to Premature and Sick Babies

1. Parental Leave (Premature and Sick Babies)
12/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: extend entitlements to parental leave for parents of babies born prematurely or requiring neonatal care; and - Speech Link

2. Pre-eclampsia
09/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: about improving survival rates for mothers and babies when this condition occurs.Pre-eclampsia - Speech Link

3. Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition)
14/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: our doctors and nurses to look after us.The sick and vulnerable are disproportionately hit, particularly - Speech Link

4. Coronavirus
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: work and lack of decent sick pay. Will the Secretary of State look again at sick pay entitlement, because - Speech Link
2: protective clothing, and many without access to sick pay, fighting a losing battle against this awful - Speech Link
3: one group impacted is the parents of premature and sick babies. I commend to the Secretary of State the - Speech Link

5. Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
01/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: nearly 70,000 women were unlawfully put on statutory sick pay, thereby negatively affecting their maternity - Speech Link
2: adoption leave, or considerations for parents of premature babies.Centuries of struggle by women and - Speech Link
3: Lady asks whether we have considered premature and sick babies. We have, and I think the provisions in - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Premature and Sick Babies
1. Babies
asked by: Munira Wilson
26/03/2021
... what fiscal steps his Department is taking to improve support for babies in their first 1001 days.

2. Prisoners: Babies
asked by: David Lammy
20/10/2020
... what the planned timescale is for publishing the report by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman on the death of two babies in prisons.

3. Coronavirus: Babies
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
02/06/2020
... what estimate he has made of the number of babies born with covid-19.

4. Clothing: Babies
asked by: Bridget Phillipson
01/09/2020
... what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to clothes for babies.

5. Babies: Pain
asked by: Patrick Grady
03/02/2021
... if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 1340 on Fetal Pain.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 13th February 2019
Darren Henry Portrait
Darren Henry
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxtowe
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Linden MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1801.

Email: david.linden.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Derec Thompson, Office of David Linden MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1801

Email: thompsond@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://neonatalappg.org.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Premature and Sick Babies APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Premature and Sick Babies APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Child and Youth Crime , Social Media
Paul Masterton Portrait
Paul Masterton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for East Renfrewshire
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Reed Portrait
Steve Reed
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019