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Parental Leave

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in his Department have used their leave entitlement under the Parental Leave Directive since it came into force. [108420]

The Department's provisions for special leave cover time off under the Parental Leave Directive. All special leave applications have to be approved in writing by line management. Records are not held centrally on numbers of staff who take special leave for specific reasons: this in formation could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.