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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Breastfeeding remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what provision is made on the Parliamentary estate to (a) provide private spaces for expressing milk or feeding and (b) otherwise support breastfeeding mothers on their return to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons provides private spaces for expressing milk or feeding in two publicly accessible areas in the Palace of Westminster. The baby care room is located on the Upper Committee Corridor and the Health and Wellbeing space is off the Lower Waiting Hall; the Lower Waiting Hall space is available with agreement from the practice nurse if it is not being used for a medical emergency.</p><p>In addition, Commons passholders may access the first aid rooms for expressing milk or feeding by contacting the reception teams in the following buildings:</p><p>• Portcullis House</p><p>• 1 Parliament Street</p><p>• Richmond House</p><p>• Norman Shaw South</p><p> </p><p>Tothill Street has a baby care room on the 5th floor.</p><p>For House of Commons and Parliamentary Digital Service staff, line managers are expected to regularly monitor the working arrangements of an expectant mother or new parent both throughout pregnancy and if the member of staff returns to work within six months after the birth or while feeding.</p><p>Parents of young children returning to work may make a request for flexible working on either a temporary or permanent basis. Examples of flexible working include part-time working and working from home.</p><p>The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) can provide practical advice and guidance as well as counselling and support on a broad range of issues including family issues and childcare support. From 1 November employees of the House of Commons, PDS and House of Lords, have been able to access this service alongside Members of both Houses and their staff.</p><p>Further support to families is also available via &quot;My Family Care&quot; which provides a range of practical tools and resources to support parents. The House also provides a workplace nursery and users of the House of Commons nursery also have access to the expressing and feeding facilities in the nursery based in 1 Parliament Street.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T17:51:53.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T17:51:53.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this