HC Deb 14 March 1983 vol 39 cc17-8W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will now consider introducing statutory paternity leave of at least five days; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

The Government recognise the value of paternity leave but believe that it is a matter best left to employers and employees to arrange through individual negotiation or collective agreement.