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Paternity Leave

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 44641, tabled on 2 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy that all employees are entitled to paternity leave from the first day of employment; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

9 September 2016

The Government is taking a range of steps to improve provision for working parents . The eligibility rules for statutory paternity entitlements balance the needs of parents and the cost both to employers and to the taxpayer.