Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the March 2017 report of the NAO entitled Child maintenance: closing cases and managing arrears on the 1993 and 2003 schemes, HC 1054, what assessment is made of the implications for the level of Child Maintenance Service payments of the (a) war pension and (b) other legacy benefits that a person claims.

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

In the referenced report the NAO presented findings regarding the progress of the Child Support Agency case closure programme and the manner in which arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency were being managed at that time. No assessment of the type described has been carried out as it relates solely to the Child Maintenance Service, and not to the Child Support Agency which was the focus of the NAO report

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.