Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Government Whip, Government Whip 6:30 pm, 25th April 2006

My Lords, I thought that I touched on this. The eight weeks is aligned with the notice period that a mother is required to give of her return to work. There is symmetry in the arrangements from that point of view.