Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many historical arrears-only cases from the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes, were on the Child Support Agency's computer systems when the Child Maintenance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 came into force on l4 December, 2018.

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

The number of historical arrears-only cases from the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes which were on the Child Support Agency’s computer systems when the Child Maintenance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 came into force on 14 December, 2018 is not available.

The number of historical arrears-only cases on the computer systems at 31st December 2018 was 496,400. This figure was published in the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-december-2018).

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