Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st July 2016.

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Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families accessed support from the Child Support Agency in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) the East of England and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We do not have information on the number of families who accessed support. Information has been provided in the table on the caseload at the end of the year, which will differ from the number of families supported as multiple cases may be linked to the same family.

Dec-11

Dec-12

Dec-13

Dec-14

Dec-15

Bury St Edmunds

1,580

1,690

2,090

1,980

1,850

East of England

94,800

94,600

115,700

111,400

104,900

England and Wales

1,035,500

1,010,600

1,231,900

1,185,200

1,111,500

Notes:

  1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10 for Bury St Edmunds constituency and nearest 100 for the East of England, England and Wales.
  2. Figures are the number of live and assessed cases.
  3. Figures are as at December 2011 and 2012.
  4. The methodology for estimating the overall caseload changed in December 2013 and information after this date will not be comparable.

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