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Child Maintenance Written Answer, 09/04/14 [E/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 9 April 2014 in response to Richard Fuller's (Cons) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the Child Support Agency in restarting committal proceedings since the end of the moratorium.; and in how many cases the Child Support Agency has started committal proceedings in each of the last five years.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 07/04/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 7 April 2014 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much child maintenance debt is regarded as (a) permanently and (b) temporarily uncollectable; and how many and what proportion of recovery actions in respect of child support arrears owed to the parent with care have been suspended in the last year for which figures are available.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 31/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 31 March 2014 in response to Ian Austin's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what powers the Child Support Agency has to investigate the weekly expenses of parents who are paying child maintenance; and what his Departmentís policy is on whether receiving parents should be responsible for estimating the weekly expenses of the paying parent in the calculation of child maintenance entitlement.

Universal Credit Written Answer, 24/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 24 March 2014 in response to Mike Crickart's (LD) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consultation his Department has had with groups representing separated parents on steps to ensure universal credit makes shared parenting a financially viable option for parents who do not have family-based financial arrangements in place; and how disputed child tax credits claims will be managed under the universal credit system.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 20/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 20 March 2014 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases within the Child Support Agency collection service, excluding those with a deduction from earnings order, the agency was notified of a missed child maintenance payment in the quarter up to and including December 2013; and in what proportion of such cases the non-resident parent was contacted by the Agency within 72 hours.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 13/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 13 March 2014 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the policy set out in his Department's 2012-2017 Child Maintenance Arrears and Compliance Strategy to act within 72 hours of a missed child maintenance payment applies to Child Support Agency cases with a current liability.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 13/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 13 March 2014 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of cases paying 90 per cent or more of their child maintenance liability using the Child Support Agency collection service in the quarter to December 2013 were paying their child maintenance through a deduction from (a) an earnings order, (b) a regular deduction order and (c) other enforced method of payment; and what proportion of non-resident parents who were making child maintenance arrears payments in December 2013 were making arrears payments as a result of (a) a voluntary agreement, (b) a deductions from earnings order or (c) other enforcement action.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 11/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 11 March 2014 in response to Stephen Lloyd's (LD) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish statistics on the performance of the Child Maintenance Service in collecting statutory maintenance liabilities under the 2012 scheme; whether such statistics will include information on the amount and proportion of liabilities not collected each month; whether his Department plans to carry out a public consultation on the statistics being developed to give information on the new 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme; and if he will publish the results of the reclassification of arrears trial run by the Child Maintenance Group which began in June 2012 and ended in October 2013.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 03/03/14 [E/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 3 March 2014 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will commence section 34 of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008; and with reference to the recommendation made by the Independent Advisory Panel on Arrears of Child Maintenance, in its 2011 report, what work his Department has done to carry out a renewed soft market sounding or sampling exercise to test the sale potential of Secretary of State and arrears only cases.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 24/01/14 [E/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 24 January 2014 in response to Sheila Gilmore's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to publish regular statistics on outcomes achieved by the Child Maintenance Options Service following the introduction of a mandatory conversation with the Service for parents wishing to apply to the 2012 statutory Child Maintenance Service; and whether he plans to repeat the survey of child maintenance options outcomes.