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Parental Leave Directive

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff in his Department have used their leave entitlement under the Parental Leave Directive since it came into force. [108422]

There are several methods of applying for this tax credit, including claims to have PAYE codes adjusted, claims via the self assessment tax return and separate claims for tax repayments.

For 2001–02, about 3.3 million families claimed via adjustments to their PAYE codes; the equivalent figure for 2002–03 was about 3.5 million.