The Legislative Council Panel on Manpower discussed the proposal to legislate paternity leave on January 25, 2013. It was anticipated that if there were no objections, then the legislative process would commence immediately with bill drafting. It was estimated that the bill will be submitted to the Legislative Council in the next legislative year and it is hoped that it will be passed and brought into force as soon as possible thereafter.

The details of the proposed statutory leave are set out below:

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