HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c381W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate(a) the total number of absent parents who are liable for child maintenance payments and (b) of this total the numbers who have an assessment made by the Child Support Agency, for the latest available date. [97143]

Angela Eagle

Information is not available on which to estimate the number of non-resident parents who may be liable for child maintenance as part of a private arrangement.

However, as at May 1999, 942,3001 non-resident parents had an assessment made by the Child Support Agency.

Source: CSA Quarterly Summary of Statistics.