guideanna wrote: »
Just a query for you re motions presented to, and subsequently passed in the Dail.
Is there a set timeframe for things to be implemented once passed?
My particular query is in relation to the extended maternity leave for babies born prematurely. Far as i can see this motion was passed at the start of April this year.
Would this be something that would be brought in a the next budget or are we talking years before it's actually set in place?
Thanks in advance.
That Dáil Éireann: ............
calls on the Government to extend the period of statutory maternity leave and Maternity Benefit for mothers of premature babies, by the length of time between the delivery date of the baby and either the date the baby would have been delivered if full-term or the date of the baby leaving hospital, whichever is later, and that this extension be in addition to the current entitlement to 26 weeks maternity leave and Maternity Benefit and the additional 16 weeks unpaid maternity leave under the Maternity Acts 1994 and 2004; .....
blackwhite wrote: »
The motion was simply the Dail expressing an opinion that the Government should act in a certain way. It wasn't ever intended to bind the Government to actually do anything - merely to encourage them to do so.
If you read the actual motion you'll see it was worded in such a way that once it was voted on then there's nothing further actually required.http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=34935&&CatID=62