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Parental Leave

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department have used their leave entitlement under the Parental Leave Directive since it came into force. [108412]

Since Parental Leave was introduced in 1999 there have been only three recorded requests. The Department has special leave with pay provisions which offer more favourable terms for taking leave to undertake parental responsibilities than the statutory scheme applying under Parental Leave Directive.