HC Deb 08 June 1995 vol 261 c294W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what maternity and paternity entitlements are available to employees within his Department. [27289]

Sir Paul Beresford

The general provisions available to staff in DOE follow the provisions of the civil service management code, a copy of which is in the Library and are in line with current legislation. These include:

  • Paid time off for ante-natal care;
  • Up to 52 weeks maternity leave (including up to 18 weeks paid leave);
  • The right to return to work at the end of maternity leave;
  • 2 days paternity leave for male staff.

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