HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 cc202-3W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will consider giving financial assistance or recognition to firms which encourage and facilitate their female members of staff to seek early and regular antenatal care.

Mr. Jim Lester

The Government hope that employers will allow employees to take full advantage of antenatal facilities available, but they do not consider it appropriate to provide financial assistance or recognition in such circumstances.