HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c133W
20. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what action he plans to take in response to the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in respect of(a) the Child Support Act 1995 and (b) the Child Support Agency. [24690]

Mr. Andrew Mitchell

The report mainly relates to the first 18 months of the agency's performance, and there have been very substantial improvements since then. In addition, I recently announced the recruitment of an independent complaints examiner, improvements to the agency's compensation scheme and the introduction of interest payments on maintenance collected but not transferred promptly to the parent with care.