§ Ms Lynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 22 May,Official Report, column 432, to the hon. Member for Newham, North-East (Mr. Timms), how the figure for benefit savings achieved by the Child Support Agency was arrived at; and if he will give a detailed breakdown. 
§ Mr. Burt
The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the chief executive, Miss Ann Chant. She will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Miss Ann Chant to Ms Liz Lynne, dated 13 June 1995:I am replying to your Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Social Security about the benefit savings achieved by the Child Support Agency during the year 1994/1995.The Agency achieved benefit savings totalling £479.05 million during 1994/95. The table at Annex A shows how the benefit savings for 1994/95 were comprised.
Annex A Category of benefit savings Amount £ million Resulting from pre-CSA assessments: Paid direct by Absent Parent to Parent With Care 119.52 Paid through Agency collection service to Secretary of State 7.00 Resulting from CSA assessments: Paid direct by Absent Parent to Parent With Care 13.76 Paid through Agency collection service to Secretary of State 47.94 Deductions from income support payments made to Absent parents. 2.38 Income Support claim cessation: Income support exceeded rate of benefit 23.83 Income support claim withdrawn within 4 weeks of CSA action 199.53 Reductions in Family Credit or Disability Working Allowance resulting from CSA assessments 12.84 Housing benefit/Council Tax reductions resulting from CSA assessments 52.25 Total 479.05