Child Support Agency

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st December 2010.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Conservative, Reading West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many clients of the Child Support Agency are registered under the (a) 1993 and (b) 2002 scheme.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response.

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 Child Maintenance Commissioner as the Child Support Agency is now the responsibility of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many clients of the Child Support Agency are registered under the (a) 1993 and (b) 2002 scheme.

To clarify the Child Support Agency runs two child maintenance schemes; the Old Scheme, used for cases assessed between 5 April 1993 and 2 March 2003, and the Current Scheme, used for cases assessed after 3 March 2003.

At September 2010 the Child Support Agency was dealing with 1,153,900 live and assessed cases of which 738,300 cases were operating under Current Scheme rules and 415,600 cases under Old Scheme rules.

The latest figures showing the caseload of the Child Support Agency by scheme are routinely published in the Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics (QSS); the latest version of which is available in the House of Commons Library or online at:

http://www.childmaintenance.org/en/publications/statistics.html

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