§ Mr. Stern
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much child support maintenance will be payable by an absent parent with one child aged under 11 years, the child living with a parent who has not got a partner and is receiving £10 child benefit, if(a) the absent parent has a net income of £300 per week before paying superannuation contributions of £50 net, or (b) the absent parent is a member of a non-contributory pension scheme provided by his employer and receives a wage of £250 net per week, assuming housing costs are identical in both cases.
§ Mr. Burt
In order to provide the calculation it has been assumed, in each case, that the parent with care is in receipt of income support, and the absent parent lives alone and has housing costs of £40 per week. The amount of child support maintenance payable will be £79.55 for(a) and £73.30 for (b).
The figures given are estimates for a specific set of circumstances and would be different if the level of earnings, superannuation contributions or the absent parent's housing costs were different.
§ Mr. Burt
The assessed amount of maintenance an absent parent pays will increase by 90p for each £1 of 527W additional income received while he is subject to the protected income provisions. Otherwise a deduction rate of 50p in the pound applies to assessable income until the maintenance requirement is met. A lower deduction rate of 25p in the pound applies to the balance of any assessable income remaining after the maintenance requirement is met.