HL Deb 11 May 1995 vol 564 c16WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish a Keeling Schedule to show how the Child Support Bill, at present before Parliament, amends the Child Support Act 1991.

The Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)

Yes, we will publish an informal version of a Keeling Schedule. We will make available a copy of the full Child Support Act 1991 to show how it is amended by the Child Support Bill (as reprinted on entering the House of Lords). Copies will be made available to all Front Bench spokesmen and others will be placed in the Library and Printed Paper Office.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the draft is accurate, but since it will be made available by the Department of Social Security and not the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, it should not be taken as an authoritative statement of the legislation.