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Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th March 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what amount of child maintenance arrears accrued on the 1993 and 2003 schemes has been transferred to the 2012 scheme for collection in relation to 1 April 2015 (a) cases with a current CMS liability order and (b) cases with not current CMS liability order.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Information on whether cases with transferred arrears have a current liability on CMS is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Information on transferred arrears is set out on Page 14 of the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes - Client Fund Accounts 2014/15 which can be accessed online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/485960/HC687_Client_fund_1993_tagged.pdf

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