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Policy Announcements, Friday 08 June


  • The Department of Trade and Industry has rejected a minister's suggestion that paid paternity leave should be doubled.  Beverley Hughes advanced the suggestion in what her department said was her capacity as an MP and not a minister. The children's minister had been due to call for fathers to be able to spend at least a month with their newborn babies. But the DTI said there were no plans to extend the current two week maximum.