Final evidence session for the Child Maintenance inquiry

09 June 2011

The Work and Pensions Committee is conducting an inquiry into the proposed reforms of the child maintenance system

The Green Paper ‘Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility’ sets out the Government’s view that parents should be encouraged and supported to make their own arrangements for the maintenance of their children, before deciding to use the statutory maintenance scheme. The proposals include introducing charges for parents who use the statutory child maintenance service. 


Wednesday 15 June 2011, Grimond  Room, Portcullis House

At 9.45am

  • Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Dame Janet Paraskeva, Chair, Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission
  • Noel Shanahan, new Commissioner and CEO, Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

This is the second and final evidence session for this inquiry. The Committee will ask the Minister about the likely impact of the proposed reforms, including the impact on poorer and more vulnerable families. The Committee will also consider the availability of support services for separating parents and the proposal to close existing Child Support Agency cases. The Terms of Reference for this inquiry can be found on the Committee’s website:

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