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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 170879, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for removing the experimental status of quarterly Child Maintenance Service statistics.

Answered on

10 September 2018

Experimental badging is used so that users and stakeholders can be involved in the assessment of the publications’ suitability and quality while it is being developed. We are still expanding the Child Maintenance Service Publication and will be performing a full review of our overall Child Maintenance publication strategy over the next 6 months in the light of the completion of the Child Support Agency case closure process.

Once those changes are complete we plan to release Child Maintenance Service statistics under standard Official Statistics guidelines in 2019.