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Departmental Paternity Leave

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff took paternity leave from his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; and what the average length of such leave has been. (290537)

The information is set out in the following table:

Number of staff

2006-07

12

2007-08

14

2008-09

15

Employees in the Department are currently allowed 15 days paternity leave, and before 1 April 2007, it was 10 days.