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 have been closed by the Child Support Agency since the Child Maintenance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 came into force on 14 December 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount of historical arrears-only cases from the 1993 to 2003 Child Maintenance Scheme that have been written-off by the Child Support Agency since 14 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 information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics, however we expect these new statistics to be published in June 2019. Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy

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