HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 c517W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Prime Minister what paternity leave is allowed to staff in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

At present paternity leave is not available to civil servants. The Treasury is, however, finalising arrangements following agreement in principle with the Civil Service unions for the introduction of an entitlement to two days' paid paternity leave.