§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total outstanding debt to the CSA from absent parents in(a) Coventry and (b) Coventry, South. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
The Government believe that children are entitled to the support of both parents. The Child Support scheme is designed to provide levels of maintenance which absent parents can realistically afford.
The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the Chief Executive, Mrs. Faith Boardman. She will write to my hon. Friend.
Letter from Mick Davison to Mr. Jim Cunningham, dated 22 December 1997:In the absence of Mrs. Boardman, the Chief Executive I am replying to your Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Social Security about outstanding debt to the Child Support Agency.I am unable to provide information at precisely the level that you have requested. Information on outstanding debt is available for the 6 Business Units of the Agency which cover Great Britain; Coventry is part of the area covered by the Midlands Business Unit.At 30 November 1997 the amount of debt remaining to be collected was £130,940,569 for this Business Unit.I hope this is helpful.