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1005853
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Funeral Payments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on supporting benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member; and if her Department will introduce an allowance for benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member to ensure that their benefit claims are not adversely affected. 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 190493 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment scheme makes a contribution towards the cost of a funeral for people in receipt of certain income related benefits and tax credits. To qualify, the applicant must be accepted as responsible for arranging the funeral, they (or their partner) must receive one of the qualifying benefits and they must be the partner or a close relative or close friend of the deceased.</p><p> </p><p>The amount payable depends on whether there is any other money available, for example from the deceased’s estate. As the Payment is linked to the deceased’s assets, it does not adversely affect the applicant’s savings.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme offers support by meeting the ‘necessary costs’ of a cremation or burial, including acquiring a burial plot. An allowance of up to £700 is also available to meet other funeral costs such as a coffin, religious venue and funeral director fees.</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 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1005887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Universal Credit: Automated Credit Transfer more like this
star 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on (a) the Post Office and (b) Postmaster pay of encouraging universal credit claimants to use a bank account to receive payments. 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 190494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The majority of claimants have their benefits paid into a bank account. As most bank accounts can be accessed at the Post Office, most claimants are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. Sub-postmasters will continue to receive revenue from those transactions while maintaining footfall.</p><p> </p><p>In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion, we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for Universal Credit to be paid. This reflects the vision for Universal Credit mirroring the world of work, where, for example, an employer requires a bank account for a salary to be paid into.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
448444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 support his Department has made available to women born in the 1950s who are affected by recent changes in the age at which they become eligible for the state pension. 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 903352 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 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
star this property answer text <p>Working age benefits are available for those who have not yet reached State Pension age. A concession of £1.1bn was made, and 81% of those affected will see a delay of one year or less; and for the rest, the delay will be no more than 18 months. There are no plans for further transitional arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T17:04:18.21Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T17:04:18.21Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
515465
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 mechanisms his Department has put in place for redress and backdated payments to the parent with care in the event that it is found that the non-resident parent (a) provided false information about their income and (b) failed to inform the relevant body of an increase in their income under (i) the Child Support Agency scheme and (ii) the Child Maintenance Service scheme; and what the timescales are for such redress or payments. 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 35379 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 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p>All three statutory maintenance schemes allow the Secretary of State to revise any maintenance liability decision found to be incorrect as a result of misrepresentation by either parent. There is no timescale within which the misrepresentation must be discovered, before a revision may be completed.</p><p> </p><p>Under the 2012 scheme, in the first instance maintenance is assessed using historic income information from HMRC. Annual reviews are carried out using HMRC income data and liabilities are adjusted accordingly. Over the lifetime of a case changes to income should therefore be reflected appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>Where an individual is assessed on current income, they are obliged to inform the Child Maintenance Service of any increase to their income of 25% or over. If they fail to do so and the Child Maintenance Service subsequently becomes aware of an increase in their income, the Secretary of State may still calculate a new assessment, taking effect at the point the income increased.</p><p> </p><p>Any arrears that result from such “retrospective” action will nonetheless be due and CMS will take enforcement action if the Paying Parent does not arrange to pay them themselves. The CMS has a comprehensive range of enforcement actions at its disposal, to help ensure that parents fulfil their obligations.</p><p> </p><p>All maintenance liability decisions carry an underlying right of appeal to an independent Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-05-04T14:37:00.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T14:37:00.077Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648900
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how many requests for the child maintenance service's collect and pay service came from (a) resident and (b) non-resident parents in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15, and (iii) 2015-16; and how many children such requests related to in each of those years. 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 55590 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 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of cases using the collect and pay service is only available from August 2014. As at the end of March 2015, 28,600 cases were using the collect and pay service and this figure increased to 51,800 cases as at the end of March 2016.</p><p> </p><p>More details can be found on page 8 of the Child Maintenance Scheme quarterly summary of statistics which can be accessed online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564183/child-maintenance-service-2012-scheme-aug-16.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564183/child-maintenance-service-2012-scheme-aug-16.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on whether the request was made by the resident or the non-resident parent is not routinely collected and can only be provided at a disproportionate cost. Similarly, information on the number of children involved for parents using the Collect and Pay service specifically is not routinely collected and may only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that a case may have more than one child.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T11:13:07.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T11:13:07.583Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648901
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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
star 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 Work and Pensions, what the reasons are for the difference in charges incurred by a resident parent and a non-resident parent for using the Child Maintenance Service's collect and pay scheme. 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 55578 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 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The ongoing charges ensure that both parents make a financial contribution towards the cost of using the Collect and Pay service, which remains heavily subsidized by the taxpayer. More importantly the four percent charge for the paying parent and the twenty percent charge for the non-resident parent provides an incentive to encourage them to pause and consider their options for a maintenance arrangement. For example, whether they need to use the Collect and Pay service or whether they could use Direct Pay, which has no ongoing charges.</p><p>Paying Parents can avoid charges if they pay their maintenance liability on time and in full on Direct Pay. If they are compliant they cannot be forced to use the Collect and Pay service and be liable to charges.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T17:21:56.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T17:21:56.417Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648902
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star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the amount of child maintenance arrears is in (a) Scotland and (b) Motherwell and Wishaw constituency. 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 55603 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 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
star this property answer text <p>As at September 2016 the total value of Child Support Agency arrears on cases in Scotland stood at £257.46m, of this the total value of arrears on cases in the constituency of Motherwell and Wishaw stood at £4.59m.</p><p> </p><p>Information on geographical breakdowns on the Child Maintenance Service is not routinely recorded for management information purposes and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department published its strategy for releasing experimental statistics on the 2012 scheme on 26 February 2014, and this was updated on 30 November 2016. This document provides information on future plans about measures to be published on the scheme.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/publication-strategy-for-the-2012-scheme-administered-by-the-child-maintenance-service" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/publication-strategy-for-the-2012-scheme-administered-by-the-child-maintenance-service</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1) Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10,000.</p><p>2) Cases have been allocated to a parliamentary constituency by matching the residential postcode of the parent with care or non-resident parent for all cases administered on the CS2 and CSCS computer systems and cases managed off system to the Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-08T12:11:27.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T12:11:27.217Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648903
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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
star 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 Work and Pensions, how many child maintenance service applications were made by (a) resident and (b) non-resident parents in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15, and (iii) 2015-16; and how many children were affected by such applications in each of those years. 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 55587 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 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on the total number of Child Maintenance Service applications made until August 2016 can be found on page 4 of the Child Maintenance Service Experimental Statistics. The publication can be accessed online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564183/child-maintenance-service-2012-scheme-aug-16.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564183/child-maintenance-service-2012-scheme-aug-16.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on whether an application was made by the resident or non-resident parents is not gathered routinely and can only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of children benefitting from the child maintenance service can be found on page 7 of the publication.</p><p> </p><p>Note:</p><p> </p><p>Figures on the children benefiting are based on cases that have contributed towards current liability in the quarter. This will be different from all applications since cases not contributing are not included.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T11:43:13.207Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T11:43:13.207Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how much raised from Child Maintenance Service application fees came from (a) resident and (b) non-resident parents in 2015-16. 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 55600 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 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
star this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-08T12:05:49.947Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T12:05:49.947Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
648906
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the cost to the public purse was of operations of (a) the Child Maintenance Service and (b) the Child Support Agency in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16; and what the forecast operating costs are of each body in 2016-17. 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 55710 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 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The table below reflects the direct costs of Operations, gross of income from fees and charges, and excludes corporate overheads such as IT, estate costs and other corporate services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ millions</p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Actual</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Actual</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Actual</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Child Maintenance Service</p></td><td><p>46.95</p></td><td><p>79.45</p></td><td><p>114.39</p></td><td><p>135.85</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Child Support Agency</p></td><td><p>237.71</p></td><td><p>193.87</p></td><td><p>136.31</p></td><td><p>89.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>284.66</p></td><td><p>273.32</p></td><td><p>250.70</p></td><td><p>225.65</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T17:32:59.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T17:32:59.013Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this