Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill 2023-24


make provision about paternity leave in cases where a mother, or a person with whom a child is placed or expected to be placed for adoption, dies.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill was a Ballot Bill tabled by Chris Elmore that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 6 December 2023 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2024.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Chris Elmore), not the Government.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
17/05/2024
Explanatory Note
29/04/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24th May 2024
3rd reading (Lords)
24th May 2024
Order of Commitment discharged
24th May 2024
Royal Assent (Commons)
17th May 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
17th May 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
10th May 2024
Briefing papers
Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill: HL Bill 70
30th April 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
29th April 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
29th April 2024
1st reading (Lords)
29th April 2024
Bill
HL Bill 70 (as brought from the Commons)
29th April 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 70 Explanatory Notes
26th April 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
23rd April 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 194 EN 2023-24
26th March 2024
Bill
Bill 194 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
26th March 2024
Bill
Bill 194 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - xml version
20th March 2024
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
20th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 March 2024
20th March 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 March 2024
19th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2024
19th March 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 19 March 2024
14th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2024
5th March 2024
InstructionShared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill:
26th January 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
24th January 2024
Bill
Bill 19 2023-24 (as introduced)
18th January 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
6th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)