HC Deb 24 April 2001 vol 367 c209W
Mr. Hurst

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans his Department has to introduce a more rigorous assessment procedure on the part of the Child Support Agency. [158125]

Angela Eagle

Our reforms of the child support system will make both assessment and collection procedures more clearly focused on the needs of children and their parents—and on ensuring that maintenance due becomes maintenance paid. We intend to introduce the reformed scheme for new cases by April 2002, with existing cases transferring once the new system is shown to be working well.