§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many(a) men and (b) women applied for career breaks in his Department or its agencies; and how many have had their employment terminated in the last five years.
§ Mr. Heseltine
My Department does not hold details on the number of staff who applied for career breaks over the past five years. However, between 1990 and 1994 the Department granted career breaks to 13 men and 263 women. None of these staff has had his or her employment terminated.