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Social Security Benefits: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 46706, tabled on 13 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the operation of the exception to the two-child limit for children born as a result of non-consensual conception.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 May 2020

The Government has committed to annual statistics releases related to the operation of the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children. Statistics related to the period up to April 2019 are available on GOV.UK. Statistics related to the period up to April 2020 will be published in the summer.

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