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Children: Maintenance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average difference in child support payments is between those on the pre-2003 system and those on the new system in similar circumstances. (131818)

When applying the new scheme formula to a sample of cases on the old scheme, it is estimated that the maintenance liability is on average around £2 lower under the new scheme rules than the old scheme.

Source:

Child Support Computer System 5 per cent. extract, December 2006.