§ Mr. Moss
Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Child Support Agency under its chief executive, Mr. Patrick Devlin. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from P. Devlin to Ms Marjorie Mowlam, dated 13 November 1996:The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has asked me to reply to your question about the number of cases being administered by the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland.In August 1996, the number of cases being administered by the Northern Ireland Child Support agency was 23,042. This is the most recent data available and is a count of all those cases maintained clerically or on the Child Support Computer System which are not classified as being closed.I hope you find this information useful.