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Child Maintenance Service: Scotland

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 68725, tabled on 3 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) parents with care and (b) children are registered with the child maintenance service in (i) Motherwell and Wishaw constituency, (ii) North Lanarkshire, and (iii) Scotland.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The number of Receiving Parents using the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the number of associated children subject to a CMS arrangement, in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency, North Lanarkshire and Scotland in March 2020 are given in the following table:

Number of Receiving Parents using the Child Maintenance Service and the number of associated children, March 2020

Receiving Parents

Children

Scotland

36,500

52,500

North Lanarkshire

2,700

3,900

Motherwell and Wishaw

700

1,100



Source: Child Maintenance Group administrative data

Notes:

  1. These figures do not include cases in which historical child maintenance arrears, originally arranged by the Child Support Agency, have been transferred to the CMS for collection.
  2. Counts of children include all children under the age of 20 who are associated with an open child maintenance arrangement. Some of these children, of age 16 or above, may no longer be considered qualifying children for the purposes of calculating the Paying Parent's liability.
  3. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.
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