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National Audit Office

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3rd July 2006.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 2:30 pm, 3rd July 2006

I congratulate the NAO on last week's report into the failure that is the Child Support Agency. Is it not an absolute scandal that it costs the CSA 70p to collect each £1 of child support, and that 60 per cent. of outstanding child support payments totalling £3.5 billion are deemed uncollectable?