Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

176.

Amendment of Maternity Protection Act 1994

176. The Maternity Protection Act 1994 is amended—

(a) in section 2—

(i) in subsection (1), by the insertion of the following definitions:

“‘ Act of 2015’ means the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 ;

‘expectant father’ shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1A) (inserted by section 176 of the Act of 2015);

‘other parent’ means a person (other than the mother) who is, under section 5 of the Act of 2015 , a parent of a child;”,

and

(ii) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(1A) In this Act, a reference to an expectant father includes a person who has given his or her consent in accordance with section 11 of the Act of 2015 to a DAHR procedure (within the meaning of section 4 of that Act) where that procedure results in a pregnancy.”,

(b) in section 16—

(i) by the substitution of “father or other parent, as the case may be,” for “father” in each place it occurs, and

(ii) in subsection (6), by the substitution of “the father’s or the other parent’s” for “the father’s”,

(c) in section 16A—

(i) by the substitution of “father or other parent” for “father” in each place it occurs, and

(ii) in subsection (2), by the substitution of “the father’s sickness or the other parent’s sickness” for “the father’s sickness”,

(d) in section 16B—

(i) by the substitution of “father or other parent” for “father” in each place it occurs, and

(ii) in subsection (10), by the substitution of “the father’s leave or the other parent’s leave” for “a father’s leave”,

(e) in section 21, by the substitution of “father or other parent” for “father” in each place it occurs, and

(f) in section 31, by the substitution in subsection (1)(a)(iii) of “father or other parent” for “father”.