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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Maternity Leave more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who take between 39 and 52 weeks maternity leave in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman remove filter
star this property uin 165500 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The most recent official data on maternity leave is from the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey in 2009, which collected data from mothers of children born in 2008. A previous survey in 2007 collected data for children born in 2006. There were policy changes between these dates: in particular, up to 39 weeks’ Statutory Maternity Pay were available in 2008 compared to 26 weeks in 2006. Findings from these two surveys are summarised in the table below, showing the percentage of mothers who took 39 weeks of maternity leave or more, out of a sample of mothers who had worked at some point in the 12 months before birth. Although the question asked about maternity leave, some responses appear to have included other forms of leave.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Duration of Maternity Leave</p></td><td><p>39 weeks</p></td><td><p>40-51 weeks</p></td><td><p>52 weeks</p></td><td><p>53 weeks or<br> more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td><td><p>12%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Government will shortly commission a new survey, which will provide updated information. Subject to the progress of data collection, we anticipate publishing findings in Spring 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-07-23T14:44:14.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T14:44:14.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this