1/12 Plan for today; we expect the #MOMA bill (Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances) debate to begin around 12.45pm.
It is still not too late to email if you haven't already done so, but Tweeting about this and tagging MPs will raise more awareness on social media.
2/12 We have the names (in speaking order), of all those who are listed to speak. We suggest you Tweet these MPs (especially if you are a constituent) and make your views known. Use the #MOMA hashtag.
3/12 Minister Penny Mordaunt (Portsmouth North)
Shadow Minister Rachel Reeves (Leeds West)
Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North)
Kirsten Oswald (East Renfrewshire)
Cherilyn Mackrory (Truro and Falmouth)
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham)
4/12 Jackie Doyle-Price (Thurrock)
Stella Creasy (Walthamstow)
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke)
Tonia Antoniazzi (Gower)
Sir John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings)
Wera Hobhouse (Bath)
Dehenna Davison (Bishop Auckland)
Feryal Clark (Enfield North)
5/12 Shaun Bailey (West Bromwich West)
Sarah Owen (Luton North)
Mr Richard Holden (North West Durham)
Claire Hanna (Belfast South)
Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West)
Kim Johnson (Liverpool, Riverside)
6/12 Christine Jardine (Edinburgh West)
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central)
Wendy Chamberlain (North East Fife)
Jim Shannon (Strangford)
Shadow Minister Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood)

List of speakers, P9 onwards
commonsbusiness.parliament.uk/document/45181…
7/12 We also have the list of people who have signed up to amendments to change the word 'person' for 'minister' or 'woman' (our preferred choice) so they are well worth Tweeting as well, to thank them for listening to us:
8/12 Clause 1, page 1, line 14, leave out “person” and insert “minister”
Jackie Doyle-Price
Sir John Hayes
Ben Bradley
Tonia Antoniazzi
Rosie Duffield
Cherilyn Mackrory
Andrew Rosindell
Fiona Bruce
Stephen Metcalfe
Bob Blackman
9/12 Clause 1, page 1, line 14, leave out “person” and insert “woman”
Sir John Hayes
Miriam Cates
Lee Anderson
Alexander Stafford
Ben Bradley
Tom Hunt
Sir Edward Leigh
Karl McCartney
Brendan Clarke-Smith
Tonia Antoniazzi
Rosie Duffield
Andrew Rosindell
10/12 Andrew Lewer
Fiona Bruce
Danny Kruger
Chris Loder
Robbie Moore
Dr Kieran Mullan
Stephen Metcalfe
Bob Blackman
Martin Vickers
11/12 Link to amendments (worth reading the whole thing as there are other amendments proposing leaving out the word 'person' where it is unnecessary).
publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill…
12/12 And here is the bill itself, and the briefing notes:
publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill…

commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-brief…
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11 Feb
For those unable to watch, we are going to tweet on the #MOMABill this afternoon.
Penny Mordaunt moving second reading of the bill.
This bill means ministers do not have to resign when they become pregnant....(we will paraphrase things, Hansard will have exact wording later)
Jim Shannon DUP saying this has been a difficult time for parents, mothers, babies, asking for extended maternity pay. PM says this is beyond the scope of this bill but gov are looking at it. PM saying 'people' again.....
Sir Edward Leigh raises the biological woman issue! If we are going to adopt gender ideology we should not do it by stealth! PM says no intention to not use word 'women', it is a drafting issue...
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9 Feb
1/6 #SixWords
For the word ‘person’ substitute ‘woman’

It is beyond belief that it has taken governments 103 years to notice women in government may have babies. We are very pleased to see long overdue recognition of this fact.
But it is unacceptable that this bill talks about
2/6 ‘pregnant people’ and makes no mention of women at all. This is not a situation that will ever apply to a male minister, so why the obfuscation of language?

The Equality Act 2010 is very clear; it talks about pregnancy and maternity using ordinary language.
3/6 Women. She. Her.

We are encouraging everyone to contact their MP as a matter of urgency; there is less than 48 hours before this bill is presented. See our example letter here:
docs.google.com/document/d/1B2…
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