No babies in Commons, MP Stella Creasy told after bringing newborn to the House

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Published on 24 Nov 2021, 12:24
Babies are not allowed in the Commons, Labour MP Stella Creasy has been told after bringing her three-month-old son to the House.

Ms Creasy tweeted a photograph of an email addressed to her apparently 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 Ms Creasy this also applies to Westminster Hall.

The email came following the Walthamstow MP's appearance in the Hall on Tuesday with her three-month-old son, who is breastfeeding.

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