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Child Maintenance

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of tougher enforcement of debt collection, as proposed in the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, on socially excluded groups with low levels of financial literacy. (143871)

I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Social Exclusion Task Force works closely with DWP and the Treasury (HMT) on many of initiatives to tackle social and financial exclusion.