Memorandum from the Department of Trade
REGULATIONS 2003 (S.I. 2003/500)
1. The Committee considered these Regulations at
its meeting on 24 March and requested a memorandum on a point
relating to regulation 11(1), which concerns an employer who terminates
a contract of service in order to avoid liability for statutory
paternity pay. The point was whether the opening words "A
former employee" should read "A former employer".
2. The reference to an employee rather than an employer
is a mistake. Regrettably, the error was overlooked on proof reading,
and the Department is grateful to the Committee for pointing it
out. The Department is considering how best to make a correction.
28 March 2003