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Parental Pay

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 44642, tabled on 2 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to introduce a paternal allowance for people who do not qualify for statutory paternity pay; 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.