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Child Maintenance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the potential savings to the Exchequer for charging (a) the parent with care and (b) the non-resident parent for (i) calculation fee, (ii) arrangement and collection fee and (iii) application fee when applying to use the Statutory Child Maintenance scheme under the proposals set out in the Green Paper on child maintenance.

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

The impact of charges on the Exchequer will depend on the level at which they are set. We intend to publish detailed proposals and draft regulations in due course. Those will then be subject to a further period of consultation and, subsequently, affirmative regulations will be subject to debate in the House. The impact assessment accompanying consultation on the draft regulations will set out the financial implications of the proposed charging regime.

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