§ Lord Simon of Glaisdale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What annual savings to the Exchequer were estimated as the effect of the Child Support Act 1991.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)
The reduction in benefit expenditure, and hence in the burden on the taxpayer, estimated at the time of the launch of the Child Support Agency was £530 million (93/94); £665 million (94/95); £805 million (95/96). Savings beyond that period were estimated to be of the order of £800 million a year.