Children: Maintenance:Written question - 13015

(Motherwell and Wishaw)

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Asked on: 05 February 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Children: Maintenance
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend the powers that are available to the Child Maintenance Service for the collection of child maintenance.
Answered by: Mims Davies
Answered on: 10 February 2020

Since 2018 we have introduced new collection and enforcement powers, including disqualifying non-compliant parents from holding a UK passport. We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the new powers. At present we have no plans to further extend these powers.

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