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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of enabling parents to pursue (a) child maintenance arrears and (b) arrears transferred from the Child Support Agency under through the legal system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 198381 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service has a wide range of strong enforcement powers, including applying to the court to remove a non-paying parent’s driving licence, order the sale of property, commit them to prison, or disqualify them from holding or obtaining a passport.</p><p> </p><p>There is a longstanding legal position that a permanent arrangement cannot be ordered by a court as part of any settlement action in respect of child maintenance payments. The statutory child maintenance system was established because court outcomes for families were frequently inconsistent. There is little merit in enabling parents to pursue arrears through the court system which is inevitably adversarial, costly and often a slow process which many clients may be unable to afford.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T10:11:31.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T10:11:31.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this