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Parental Leave: Children with Severe Illnesses
12 February 2019
Volume 654
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22. What plans his Department has to extend the amount of parental leave for people whose children have severe illnesses. [909163]

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The Government are committed to supporting working families. We are conducting a short and focused review of the provisions for parents of premature, sick and multiple babies, focusing primarily on barriers to the labour market. I have met colleagues, Bliss and The Smallest Things.

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In response to the Minister’s reply, may I ask when that review will commence and when we can expect its conclusions?

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I thank the hon. Lady for allowing me to talk about this issue. A short internal review has been carried out by my officials and I expect to receive information on that shortly. I have already committed to keep cross-party colleagues updated and I happily extend that commitment to her.