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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.

The Minister for Pensions, Steve Webb, replied that the Government is continuing to monitor the outcomes for parents who are in contact with child maintenance options through the quarterly child maintenance options survey. This survey includes those who have been through the mandatory gateway. Currently, there are no plans to publish these statistics on a regular basis, but this will be considered as part of a wider publications strategy.

The survey of child maintenance options outcomes is carried out every quarter. It was published as an ad hoc statistical release on 23 November 2012. The survey allows for monitoring the number of children benefiting from the child maintenance options service. Currently, there are no further plans to publish this data as an ad hoc release, but it will be considered as part of a wider publications strategy.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the House of Commons Hansard 24 January 2014 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 24 January 2014