Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Walmsley Baroness Walmsley Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Education & Skills 6:15 pm, 25th April 2006

moved Amendment No. 11:

After Clause 12, insert the following new clause—

"ORDINARY PATERNITY LEAVE: DURATION AND FLEXIBILITY

(1) Section 80A of ERA 1996 (entitlement to paternity leave: birth) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3), for "at least two weeks' leave" substitute "at least four weeks' leave".

(3) In subsection (4), for "a period of at least 56 days" substitute "a period of at least 182 days, and of no more than 365 days"."