Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she was aware of cases where service personnel were deducted more than £900 a month in child support payments while serving on operations.

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

My Department does not hold information on whether service personnel are deployed on operations. Service personnel are treated in the same way as other paying parents and their child maintenance liability will increase, or decrease in line with any changes to their income.

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