Letter: Appointment to see Dad

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Sir: Sarah Jackson of Parents at Work (letter, 6 February) tells us that "more than 50 per cent of working fathers spend less than five minutes a day with their child, `one-to-one'."

How do people manage to produce statistics like these? With four children, do they take it in turns to go in for their "one-to-one" with Dad? Can Dad cheat by accumulating points during the family holiday and detaching himself for the rest of the year?

EDWARD DENISON

Brentwood, Essex

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