§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received relating to paid parental leave. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
The Department has received representations, both for and against paid parental leave, from a number of individuals and organisations since the Fairness at Work White Paper was published in Summer 1998. We have recently received over 250 letters as part of an NSPCC campaign for paid parental leave.