HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c188W
Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts concerning paid adoption leave for NHS staff. [99404]

Mr. Denham

Special Leave for domestic, personal and family reasons, including adoption situations, is covered in Section 12 of the General Whitley Council Handbook. This covers those staff on nationally negotiated contracts. Copies of the handbook are available in the Library.