§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen leaving the service early have given the activities of the Child Support Agency as one of their reasons for leaving. 
§ Dr. Reid
Specific information of the nature requested is not held centrally. Such information as is available comes from the feedback which the Services receive in the form of individual returns to the various internal surveys which are carried out. According to the responses to these surveys, no Service personnel have given the activities of the Child Support Agency as a reason for their decision to leave the Armed Forces.