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Parental Leave

Question for Department for Business and Trade

UIN 168048, tabled on 17 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many people took up unpaid parental leave between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

30 March 2023

The Department does not hold data on the number of people who have taken unpaid parental leave between January and December 2022. Findings from the Fourth Work-Life Balance Employee Survey (2012) indicate that 11% of employee parents with children aged under 6 took parental leave in the previous 12 months, available here -

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