25 November 2022
Sir Mike Penning backs Fertility Treatment (Employment Rights) Bill

Sir Mike Penning speaks in support of a bill that would require employers to allow an employee to take paid time off work to attend fertility treatment appointments.

Sir Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead) (Con)

As my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Aaron Bell) said, fertility treatment does not affect everybody across our constituencies, but that does not matter. As my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Nickie Aiken) knows—I have been in contact with her about it—the issue affects some of my constituents, and if something is wrong for one, 1,000 or 10,000 constituents, we in this place should put it right.

Nickie Aiken 

My right hon. Friend is right. I have been in contact with his constituent, who contacted me via his office, which I thank for its support with the Bill too.