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Sue Carroll Column: JUST NO DEFENCE.

Byline: Sue Carroll

TWO years ago women MPs won the right to breastfeed babies in the House of Commons.

Great for Westminster high-flyers but a fat lot of use to ordinary female employees who work for another government body, the MoD.

This week they won a tribunal against Helen Williams, an RAF flight lieutenant who chose to return to work with her six-week-old daughter and requested breaks to breastfeed the baby.

Unlike female MPs she didn't plan to strike a blow for feminism in a macho world and turn the workplace into her personal creche.

All she wanted was time to feed her child in private. It doesn't sound so different or any more troublesome than taking a tea or ciggie break.

Or perhaps the MoD has banned them as well?


FED UP: Williams
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 29, 2003
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