§ 26. Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has held with business and industry about family-friendly employment policies; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
The ongoing review of maternity pay and parental leave has included extensive discussions with employers, employees and interest groups. The Confederation of British Industry, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Small Business, and industry specific bodies, have all participated in these meetings. Individual business, both large and small, have also been consulted.