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Child Support Agency: Tribunals

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tribunals were operated by the Child Support Agency (CSA) in each of the last five years; how much was spent on those tribunals in each year; how many appeals were received by the CSA in each year; and how much was spent on processing appeals in each year. (130677)

[holding answer 29 March 2007]: The administration of the Child Support Agency is the matter for the Chief Executive. He will write to the right hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Stephen Geraghty, dated 9 May 2007:

In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many tribunals were operated by the Child Support Agency (CSA) in each of the last five years; how much was spent on those tribunals in each year; how many appeals were received by the CSA in each year; and how much was spent on processing appeals in each year. [130677]

Please find attached a table detailing the number of tribunals operated by the Tribunal Service on behalf of the Child Support Agency and the number of appeals received by the Agency.

Unfortunately the information requested in respect of the cost of tribunal hearings and the cost of processing appeals is unavailable in the format requested.

I hope you find this answer helpful.

Appeals received by Child Support Agency and referred to the Tribunal Service

Appeals received by the CSA

CSA appeals referred to Tribunal Service

2001-02

9,800

5,300

2002-03

10,900

5,100

2003-04

8,600

4,200

2004-05

8,000

4,200

2005-06

8,000

4,400

Note:

Appeals and referrals rounded to nearest 100.