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Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Ministerial Statement, 23/04/12 [E/NI/S/W]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Maria Miller, made a ministerial statement in the House of Commons on 23 April 2012 on the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

Following the Government’s review of non-departmental public bodies and the passage of the Public Bodies Act 2011,the Minister will lay an order to abolish the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) and transfer its functions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

She said:

"The public consultation on the transfer of CMEC was held 10 October 2011 to 3 January 2012, and the Governments response was published 8 March 2012.

CMEC has responsibilities relating to child maintenance, an issue which affects many families, and the Government feel it is right that Ministers should be directly responsible and accountable for this important work.

This order is subject to affirmative debate in both Houses of Parliament. These debates will be timetabled in due course".

For full details see the House of Commons Hansard 23 April 2012 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 23 April 2012