HC Deb 29 November 1993 vol 233 c317W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the income ceiling at which an absent parent, having met the maintenance payment at 50p in the pound, no longer has to contribute at 25p in the pound.

Mr. Burt

The 25 per cent. rate of deduction from assessable income, which applies to income left after the absent parent has met the basic maintenance requirement, applies until a maximum amount is reached. For each child, the maximum additional amount is equivalent to three times the total of the income support personal allowance for the child plus the income support family premium.

The parent with care of the children may apply to the courts for additional maintenance once the maximum is reached.