Maternity Pay

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many women received occupational maternity pay for (a) up to 18 weeks, (b) between 18 and 26 weeks and (c) between 26 and 52 weeks in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Maternity and Paternity Rights and Women Returners Survey 2009/10 shows that 36% of mothers received occupational maternity pay in 2009/10. The survey shows that among those women receiving occupational maternity pay, 8.5% received it for 18 weeks or less, and 91.5% received it for more than 18 weeks. The survey does not give a further breakdown of the duration of occupational maternity pay.

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