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In November the Committee asked DWP for more details about research referred to in the Government's response to the previous Committee’s report on CMEC and the CSA from which the Department had concluded that child maintenance “does not make a large contribution to reducing child poverty”.
The Secretary of State has recently responded to the Chair's letter. The correspondence and the 2nd special report can be viewed via the links below.
Committee Chairperson's letter to the Secretary of State re Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission ( PDF 21 KB) (PDF)
Secretary of State's response ( PDF 131 KB) (PDF)
1st special report - The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and the Child Support Agency's Operational Improvement Programme