HC Deb 08 June 1995 vol 261 c272W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Attorney General what maternity and paternity entitlements are available to employees within his Department. [27285]

The Attorney-General

Entitlements are available in accordance with the civil service management code. They provide forReasonable paid time off for ante-natal care. A maximum of 52 weeks paid and unpaid maternity leave for permanent staff1 with one year's service who state an intention to return to work. Of this, three months and one week2 will be paid leave. Staff may also apply for an unpaid career break of up to 5 years. Other staff, regardless of employment status, are entitled to 14 weeks' unpaid maternity leave and to return to work. Staff3 are entitled to two days' paid paternity leave.

1 Excluding casual staff and those on fixed-term appointments of less than two years.

2 14 weeks if paid weekly.

3 Other than those on temporary appointments of less than two years in the Treasury Solicitor's Department.

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