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Child Support

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the role to be played by the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service under future arrangements for child support. (114354)

Ministers from the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Education and Skills meet frequently on a range of issues of common interest, including child maintenance reform where both Departments are working together to ensure that parents are supported to realise their responsibilities to support their children.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) each region and (c) each London borough did not receive the full child support payments to which they were entitled in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (114645)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 19 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1984-7W.