HC Deb 06 July 1971 vol 820 cc364-5W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the operation of methods used to ensure that women and children receive the maintenance money that has been awarded to them by the courts.

Mr. Carlisle

New provisions which will strengthen the machinery for enforcing maintenance orders by attachment of earnings will come into force on 2nd August. The Government has reviewed the facilities available for tracing maintenance defaulters with the assistance of records of certain Government Departments, and my right hon. Friend has recently asked justices' clerks in England and Wales to make the fullest use of these facilities.