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Returning to Work

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

23. To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what research the Government have undertaken to establish the principal factors which enable women with children to return to work. (128973)

The Government have commissioned a number of regular surveys which add to the evidence base and help to inform Government policy on women with children returning to work. These include:

Survey

Department

Frequency

The Work Life Balance Employee Survey.

DTI

Every three years1

The Families and Children Study.

DWP

Annual2

Survey of Parents Use and Views of Childcare and Early Years Services.

DfES

Annual3

The Maternity and Paternity Rights and Benefits Survey of Parents.

DWP and DTI

Periodic4

1 Subject to the availability of resources.

2 Funded until 2008.

3 Surveys commissioned to 2009.

4 Subject to the availability of resources.