Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service; how many of those non-resident parents are in the Glenrothes constituency; and how much money is outstanding in those arrears.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The number of non-resident parents that are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service is published in Table 7: of The Child Maintenance Statistics, available on line at; https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-aug-2013-to-mar-2018-experimental

The department does hold data on the amount of money which is outstanding in such cases. However this information is not routinely collated at constituency level and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

You may also be interested in the Child Maintenance Service Statistics: Regional Tables which are published quarterly at the link above. These tables contain the number of parents using the service and measures of compliance for the Collect and Pay service at local authority level.

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