§ Mr. Edwards
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement about the provision of paternity leave for fathers of multiple births. 
§ Alan Johnson
The Employment Bill introduced on 7 November includes a new right to two weeks' paid paternity leave for fathers following the birth of their child. The Bill includes provisions for regulations to be made to address cases where more than one child is born as a result of the same pregnancy. Future regulations will cover these special circumstances.