Tuesday 20 March 2018
Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor
Child maintenance payments
The petition of residents of East Renfrewshire,
Declares that it is currently lawful for an individual to reduce the level of child maintenance payments which they are liable to pay, by diversion of income into a personal pension; further that it is unfair that a non-resident parent with a higher income than a resident parent can reduce their liability in this way.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons reviews the rules which govern child maintenance and pension payments and to ensure that rules which allow for pension payments cannot be exploited to allow non-resident parents to reduce liability for child maintenance payments.
And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Paul Masterton.]
The petition of residents of Craven Ward,
Declares that the cuts in spending to school budgets in Craven Ward, in the constituency of Keighley and Ilkley, will lead to further staff redundancies, increasing class sizes, reductions in the range of subjects on offer and a decline in educational standards.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reverse the cuts that have been made to school budgets in Craven; further to protect per pupil funding in real terms in the schools of Craven over the lifetime of this Parliament; and further to ensure no school loses out in real terms as a result of any new funding formula.
And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by John Grogan.]