Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has added his support to the campaign to introduce paid leave for families who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks.

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, however, under current legislation, workers are only entitled to paid bereavement leave following a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Next month, a private members’ which would see three days of paid leave for parents who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks will receive its second reading in the House of Commmons.

MP Mr Dorans, right, said this week: “I know many parents in Ayr, Carrick and

Cumnock have experienced miscarriage and too many of them have to rely on their employer’s good will or

take sick leave when it happens.”