§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 4 April 2003,Official Report, column 912W, on the Child Support Agency, how many successful applicants did not name the other parent in a child maintenance case in each calendar year.
§ Malcolm Wicks
The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the Chief Executive, Mr. Doug Smith, and he will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Doug Smith to Mr. Steve Webb, dated 28 April 2003:190WThe Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in replying to your recent parliamentary question about the Child Support Agency promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.You ask pursuant to his answer of 4 April 2003, Official Report, column 912W on the Child Support Agency if he will provide a breakdown for each calendar year of the total number of successful applicants who did not name the other parent in a child maintenance case.
I am able to provide you with approximate figures, which are as follows:
To 31 March 1998 23,000 1999 22,000 2000 20,000 2001 27,000 2002 14,000 2003 12,000 Total 118,000