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Work and Pensions Committee
Select Committee Announcement
09 June 2011
For Immediate Release: AN42 2010–12
Wednesday 15 June 2011, Grimond Room, Portcullis House at 9.45am
Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions
Dame Janet Paraskeva, Chair, Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission
Noel Shanahan, new Commissioner and CEO, Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission
The Work and Pensions Committee is conducting an inquiry into the proposed reforms of the child maintenance system.
The Green Paper ‘Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility’ sets out the Government’s view that parents should be encouraged and supported to make their own arrangements for the maintenance of their children, before deciding to use the statutory maintenance scheme. The proposals include introducing charges for parents who use the statutory child maintenance service.
This is the second and final evidence session for this inquiry. The Committee will ask the Minister about the likely impact of the proposed reforms, including the impact on poorer and more vulnerable families. The Committee will also consider the availability of support services for separating parents and the proposal to close existing Child Support Agency cases.
The Terms of Reference for this inquiry can be found on the Committee’s website: http://www.parliament.uk/workpencom
Committee membership: Dame Anne Begg MP (Chair) (Lab, Aberdeen South), Harriett Baldwin MP (Con, West Worcestershire), Andrew Bingham MP (Con, High Peak), Karen Bradley MP (Con, Staffordshire Moorlands), Alex Cunningham MP (Lab, Stockton North), Kate Green MP (Lab, Stretford and Urmston), Mr Oliver Heald MP (Con, North East Hertfordshire), Glenda Jackson MP (Lab, Hampstead and Highgate), Brandon Lewis MP, (Con, Great Yarmouth), Stephen Lloyd MP (Lib Dem, Eastbourne), Teresa Pearce MP (Lab, Erith and Thamesmead)
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