Gov Written Answer – CMEC-CSA (Work & Pensions: Children: Maintenance)

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McCartney, Karl raised an interesting point.

Subjects: CMEC-CSA; Money; NRP Rights; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Child Support Agency and its successor in ensuring appropriate maintenance payments are made; and what changes he proposes to make under the reformed statutory child maintenance system;

(2) what steps he is taking to improve the (a) efficiency and (b) effectiveness of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission;

(3) what steps he is taking to ensure that the reformed statutory child maintenance system will provide resident parents with (a) an efficient and (b) a coherent service.

Comment by #wco: £460 million (40% cost to collect) … a shocking waste of money. If they invested this money in promoting, encouraging and allowing NRP’s to see their children then we are sure the maintenance “problem” will be reduced dramatically.

Add onto this the costs for legal aid, judicial costs, capital costs for court buildings and all the other ancilliary costs then this figure will probably exceed £1 billion per year.

Other Contacts: Miller, Maria

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-04-26b.51637.h

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/strengthening-families.pdf

Published: 26/04/2011 12:00:00
http://www.thirdchamber.org.uk
http://www.wheresmydad.org.uk

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