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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what methods (a) HM Paymaster, (b) the Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer determine the amount payable by a member of the armed forces in child maintenance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271511 more like this
271551 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1135924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria (a) HM Paymaster, (b) Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer use to determine when child maintenance should be paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271510 more like this
271551 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136013
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances (a) the MoD Defence Council, (b) an Authorised Officer, and (c) HM Paymaster is able to reject a deduction of earning request from the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271510 more like this
271511 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1132283
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 on Children: Maintenance, how many of the 75 rejections related to serving members of the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 264781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>All 75 rejections related to serving personnel and were on administrative grounds as the incorrect form had been submitted by the Child Maintenance Service.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:23:42.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:23:42.957Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1130456
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deduction of earning requests made by the Child Maintenance Service have been declined by the (a) MoD Defence Council and (b) Authorised Officer; and if she will publish the reasons for those requests being declined. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 261264 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Defence Business Services, within the Ministry of Defence (MOD), is responsible for administering requests and orders from the Child Maintenance Service.</p><p> </p><p>In financial year 2018-19 818 deduction of earning requests were received from the Child Maintenance Service for Service personnel; of these, 129 were rejected. The reasons for the rejection were:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>No. of Rejections</p></td><td><p>Reason for Rejection</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Service person not in receipt of pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Insufficient information on request to validate a Service person’s identity</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>Service person had been discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>Service person was a reservist</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>A deduction of earning order was issued, rather than a deduction of earning request</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Request addressed to a Service person directly and not to Defence Business Services</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In line with Departmental policy ~ represents five or fewer.</p><p> </p><p>For MOD civilian staff, the number of deduction orders declined is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, however, a deduction of earning order would only be rejected if an individual was no longer employed by the MOD or if they were in receipt of insufficient earnings to meet the request.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:13:34.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:13:34.847Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1028502
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department provides assistance to (a) serving and (b) retired personnel when they are in dispute with the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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Sir Mike Penning more like this
star this property uin 203827 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes its duties in facilitating the recovery of child support maintenance very seriously. The MOD has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel, where it is appropriate to do so.</p><p>Where a parent asks the CMS to help obtain appropriate child support from a Service person, the MOD will assist the CMS in engaging with the Service person and will implement a Deduction from Earnings Request submitted by the CMS, where it is appropriate to do so. This mechanism can also be applied to applicable Service pensions and civilian pay.</p><p>It would not be appropriate for the Ministry of Defence to intervene in disputes between Service personnel or veterans and the CMS. Detailed guidance on the CMS complaints process, mandatory reconsiderations and appeals is published at:</p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/646116/if-you-are-unhappy-cms.pdf</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T15:11:59.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:11:59.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this