UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Parental leave plans show Labour doesn’t understand families says Laws

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:09 GMT

"The Liberal Democrats would introduce fully flexible parental leave which can be shared between parents," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Children, Schools and Families Secretary.

Commenting on the Government announcement on paternity leave, David Laws said:

“The Government fails to understand that all families are different and need far more flexibility when it comes to parental leave. Labour seems to think it knows best when it comes to how families should arrange their lives.

“Instead of more rigid and complex reforms, the Liberal Democrats would introduce fully flexible parental leave which can be shared between parents as they see fit. 

“Giving both parents meaningful time to spend with their newborn child will help families to bond and enjoy valuable time together.”