Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (283)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

283. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she and her officials made a submission to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection regarding the cost impact of proposals (details supplied) on small businesses with respect to extra paid parental leave. [24850/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The General Scheme of the Parental Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 is led by the Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The legislation was drafted by the Department of Justice and Equality to provide for paid parental leave and benefit and a number of related matters. The Minister has not made a submission, outside of the usual cross Government channels, to the sponsoring Ministers on the proposals contained in the Bill.