§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what paternity leave is allowed to staff in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luce
At present paternity leave is not available to civil servants. The Treasury is, however, finalising arrangements for the introduction of an entitlement to two days paid paternity leave. In my Department we have made full use of the flexibilities which already exist in the rules on special leave for this purpose.