HC Deb 09 July 2001 vol 371 c369W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if a non-resident parent's responsibility to support a child will end if that child is adopted under the child support system to be introduced in April 2002. [2145]

Malcolm Wicks

A maintenance assessment can be cancelled when the non-resident parent ceases to be a parent of the child to whom the assessment applies. The provisions for the new scheme have the same effect. When a child is adopted, the non-resident parent will normally no longer be treated as a parent of that child.