Review Ordered After UK Lawmaker Told Not to Bring Baby to Parliamentary Chamber-Alexander Zhang

The UK House of Commons will review a parliamentary rule forbidding lawmakers to bring babies into the chamber, after a female MP complained she had been told not to take her 3-month-old son with her during debates. After Labour MP Stella Creasy brought her son Pip into a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday, she received an email from the private secretary to the chairman of Ways and Means reminding her of the Rules of behaviour and courtesies in the House of Commons, which were updated in early September. Paragraph 42 of the Rules states an MP “should not take your seat in the Chamber when accompanied by a child,” with the private secretary telling Creasy this also applies to Westminster Hall. Creasy said it appears “mothers in the mother of all parliaments are not to be seen or heard.” She told Sky News that it was “a bit of a … The UK House of Commons will review a parliamentary rule forbidding lawmakers to bring babies into the chamber, after a female MP complained she had been told not to take her 3-month-old son with her during debates. After Labour MP Stella Creasy brought her son Pip into a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday, she received

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