Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many paying parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service; and how much unpaid maintenance remains outstanding in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

At the end of June 2019, there were 260 Paying Parents with unpaid maintenance in the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency. The total amount of unpaid maintenance associated with these Paying Parents was £386,000.

Please note the following points:

  • A Paying Parent may be paying towards multiple child maintenance arrangements;
  • These figures do not consider unpaid child maintenance that was arranged by the Child Support Agency;
  • Paying Parents with any amount of unpaid maintenance which was arranged by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) are considered as having arrears;
  • The count of Paying Parents has been rounded to the nearest 10, the value has been rounded to the nearest £1,000.

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