§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he intends to carry out the planned pilot exercise referred to during the passage of the Child Support Bill to test arrangements for the new child support departures scheme. 
§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
I have today laid before parliament a statutory instrument containing the regulations which will underpin the trial of the child support departures scheme. The pilot exercise will begin on Tuesday 9 April and will involve cases covered by the Hastings Child Support Agency centre. Invitations to participate in this pilot scheme will be issued from today onwards.