CHILD MAINTENANCE DISREGARD (No. 2)

Part of Orders of the Day — Child Support Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 22nd May 1995.

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'(1) In section 136(5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, after paragraph (b), there shall be inserted the following paragraph— (bb) in calculating the income of a person claiming income support, a prescribed amount of any payment or payments of maintenance made or due to be made by—

  1. (i) the claimant's former partner, or the claimant's partner's former partner; or
  2. (ii) the parent of a child who is a member of the claimant's family, except where that parent is the claimant or the claimant's partner,
shall be disregarded;". (2) At the end of that section, there shall be added the following subsection— (6) In this section 'partner' shall have the meaning prescribed.".'.—[Mr. Bradley.]Brought up, and read the First time.