§ Mr. Peter Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints have been made against decisions of the Child Support Agency in the past three years. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Parents have a right of appeal against the decisions of the Agency in respect of the amount of child maintenance to be paid and information about the numbers of these are shown in the following table. Details of complaints to the Child Support Agency more generally are included.
2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 Appeal requests 96 126 148 Number of complaints 175 205 173