[73 Additional maternity leave]
[73 Additional maternity leave]

[(1)     An employee who satisfies prescribed conditions may be absent from work at any time during an additional maternity leave period.

(2)     An additional maternity leave period is a period calculated in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.

[(3)     Regulations under subsection (2)—

(a)     may allow an employee [to bring forward the date on which an additional maternity leave period ends, subject to prescribed restrictions and subject to satisfying prescribed conditions];

[(aa)     may allow an employee in prescribed circumstances to revoke, or to be treated as revoking, the bringing forward of that date;]