Maternity Leave: Childbirth

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott Conservative, Sevenoaks

What plans he has to introduce extended maternity leave for mothers of premature babies.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Government is committed to supporting working parents.

We recognise the particular challenges faced by parents of over 100,000 babies admitted into neonatal care each year, many of whom are born prematurely.

Our Manifesto committed to give parents of babies in neonatal care a new entitlement to paid leave from work.

Following our consultation on this last year, we are analysing the responses as a priority and will set out our plans soon.

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