Mothers' pledge

6th October 2000 at 01:00
THE Government is to pledge to extend paid maternity leave to every woman in a full-time job in a move to allieviate child poverty.

Proposals in the next manifesto include extending maernity leave from 18 weeks to a year and giving two weeks' parental leave for fathers.

Reports compiled by Diane Spencer with the help of the National

Children's Bureau

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