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Departmental Paternity Leave

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff took paternity leave from his Department in each of the last five years; and what the average duration of such leave has been. (290554)

The number of home civil servants who took paternity leave in the last five years is as follows:

Number

2004

8

2005

10

2006

21

2007

24

2008

20

The majority of staff took their full entitlement of 10 days. There is no centrally held record for staff appointed in country.