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Parental Leave

Volume 405: debated on Friday 16 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in her Department have used their leave entitlement under the Parental Leave Directive since it came into force. [108417]

No staff in my Department have applied for leave under the Parental Leave Directive.However, the Department is committed to helping its staff achieve a better balance between their home, family obligations and their work. Parental leave can play an important part in achieving this.