Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much is owned to resident parents by non-resident parents in child support arrears in each local authority in Scotland in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

Child Support Agency

As at July 2017 the total amount of Child Support Agency Arrears for each Local Authority in Scotland was as follows:

Local Authority

Arrears owed (£ Million)

Aberdeen

8.3

Aberdeenshire

10.9

Angus

5.6

Argyll & Bute

4.2

Clackmannanshire

2.7

Dumfries & Galloway

6.7

Dundee

9.0

East Ayrshire

6.9

East Dunbartonshire

3.1

East Lothian

4.0

East Renfrewshire

2.3

Edinburgh

12.8

Falkirk

7.6

Fife

19.1

Glasgow

28.2

Highland

11.1

Inverclyde

4.8

Midlothian

4.1

Moray

4.4

North Ayrshire

8.3

North Lanarkshire

19.1

Orkney Islands

0.8

Perth & Kinross

6.6

Renfrewshire

8.1

Scottish Borders

5.1

Shetland

1.3

South Ayrshire

5.1

South Lanarkshire

14.5

Stirling

3.2

West Dunbartonshire

5.4

West Lothian

8.4

Western Isles

1.2

Child Maintenance Service

Information on the total value of arrears on cases in each Local Authority in Scotland for the Child Maintenance Service could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Notes:

1) Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100,000.

2) Cases have been allocated to a local authority in Scotland by matching the residential postcode of the parent with care for all cases administered on the CS2 and CSCS computer systems, as well as cases managed off system, to the Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory.

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