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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 141512, tabled on 21 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January to Question 133930, whether the average number of successful prosecutions for fraud following investigation by the Financial Investigation Unit of the Child Maintenance Service since 2014 is fewer than five a year.

Answered on

28 January 2021

For the period July 2020 to date clerical records show there have been in excess of 5 convictions specifically for fraud given by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

There are also 6 cases awaiting a CPS trial.

Action will be taken with any person who is not paying their Child Maintenance.