Children: Maintenance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open.

Photo of Kitty Ussher Kitty Ussher Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

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:

In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open.

At the end of June 2008 the Agency had 697,000 current scheme and 658,700 old scheme cases. This includes cases awaiting assessment.

Information on the number of cases currently handled by the Agency, split by scheme is routinely published in Table 1 of the Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics (QSS). The latest version is available in the House of Commons library or online at the following link:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/child_support/csa_quarterly_jun08.asp

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