Maternity Leave

Attorney-General written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of civil servants in the Law Officers’ Departments who had been on maternity leave were still employed in the civil service (a) six and (b) 12 months after their return to work in each of the last five years.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

The following table contains details on the proportion of civil servants still employed within six and 12 months of returning to work after maternity leave.

Percentage
  Treasury Solicitors Department (TSol)1 Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)2
  Still employed after Six months Still employed after 12 months Still employed after Six months Still employed after 12 months Still employed after Six months Still employed after 12 months
2009 90.0 90.0 25 25 97.92 95.83
2010 96.7 96.7 100 100 96.69 95.04
2011 97.1 94.1 100 100 89.80 86.94
2012 88.2 85.3 100 100 95.67 90.91
2013 97.7 97.7 3 3 90.78 89.81
1 TSol data also covers the Attorney-General’s Office and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. 2 These data are drawn from the CPS I-Trent HR database and may be subject to change due to retrospective changes made in the future. 3 All SFO staff who took maternity leave in 2013 are still on leave but have indicated that they plan to return to work.

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