HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c648

10.2 pm

Mr. John Heppell (Nottingham, East)

I beg leave to present a petition from a group called the supporters of absent parents asking for reasonable treatment, in Nottingham.

They wish to declare that the Child Support Act and the administration thereof is deemed to be grossly unfair in respect to 'Absent Parents'. The petition was presented to me today by seven people who had walked from the city of Nottingham to Westminster to draw attention to their plight.

The petition therefore requests the House of Commons immediately to review the system concentrating on the following points, which I shall summarise. The group is asking for some flexibility in the system which is presently in force and, more importantly, for some appeal mechanism so that people who feel that they have been treated unfairly can ensure that there is someone to listen to their justified complaint.

To lie upon the Table.

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