HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c490W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the new system of assessment by the CSA will become operable; whether those who have been waiting for assessment or reassessment by the CSA will be assessed as if they were new claimants; and what plans he has to clear the back-log. [92549]

Malcolm Wicks

I refer my hon. Friend to the written answer I gave the hon. Member for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale (Peter Duncan) on 27 November 2002,Official Report, column 317W. The next Commencement Order to implement relevant provisions of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 will set out the classes of case to which the new scheme will apply.