An extension to Maternity Leave, while benefiting a small number of people, would also impact on others, most obviously on employers who are already struggling with the impact of COVID-19 on their workplaces, and on other employees, who may themselves have had to manage complex childcare arrangements during the last three months, as many in this House will have done. Any time we introduce a change in the mandatory leave arrangements for employees, we have to consider these impacts and we have to try and achieve the right balance between home life and work. That is all the more important now given the extraordinary changes to working arrangements that the whole country has undergone. It would not be a responsible act as Minister to add a significant additional element to the challenges that business managers and employees, in particular in SMEs, are facing to resume their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are businesses struggling to stay open and keep their employees healthy and working. The issues they are likely to face have been raised with me. I know that they are concerned about the additional burden this proposal would place on the businesses and on their employees.