HC Deb 04 February 1993 vol 218 c313W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will review the maternity leave provisions to take account of(a) very premature birth of a baby of low birth weight, (b) multiple birth and (c) combination of (a) and (b).

Mr. McLoughlin

The Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill gives all women, irrespective of length of service or hours of work, the right to 14 weeks' statutory maternity leave. Women with premature babies or multiple births will benefit from this right in the same way as other women.