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Child Maintenance Statement, 13/07/12 [E/S/W]

Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons on 13 July 2012 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Maria Miller, on child maintenance.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State said she would shortly lay the 2012 Child Maintenance Command Paper entitled “Supporting separated families; securing children’s fixtures”. This paper will set out the details of the Government’s approach to the child maintenance landscape so that it is centred on supporting families.

This will provide more on services for separated and separating families and supporingt parents to work together including maintenance direct; the new statutory scheme and its revised methods for calculating maintenance; and the programme for closing existing cases and moving them into one of the options in the new approach.

Draft regulations governing charging and case closure will also be published. A 14-week consultation on these will take place.

For full details see the House of Commons Hansard 13 July 2012 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 13 July 2012