The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the chief executive. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
Letter from Stephen Geraghty, dated
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are employed by the Child Support Agency to process special payments.
The Agency has two methods of processing special payments. If a payment is made as part of a response to a complaint or as an action on a case which the Agency is administering clerically, the payment is made by the caseworkers in these areas along with their other duties.
Special payments which do not arise from a complaint are currently dealt with by a central team of around 24 full time equivalent employees.
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