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Child Support Agency

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what instructions Ministers in his Department gave to staff at the Child Support Agency during 2005-06 in relation to investigating the writing off of Child Support Agency arrears; and if he will make a statement; (97199)

(2) what plans he has to write off uncollected Child Support Agency maintenance arrears; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 26 October 2006]: The hon. Member for Yeovil is referred to paragraph 58 of the Government’s response to Sir David Henshaw: “A fresh start: child support redesign”. This can be found on the internet at