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EDM (Early Day Motion) 114A2: tabled on 18 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Dr Desmond Turner on 12 June 1997. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out 'women' and insert 'parents caring for children'.

Original motion text

That this House deeply deplores the unfair inconsistencies long apparent in the operation of the Child Support Agency; notes, for instance, that fathers who have made maintenance arrangements for their former partners are being pursued by the CSA for much higher payments, far in excess of their means, while, on the other hand, there are many women who have never received any maintenance payments at all because of the failure of the CSA to pursue their former partners with sufficient vigour; believes that the CSA is currently concentrating its efforts on soft targets, rather than a consistent enforcement of proper maintenance obligations; and urges the Government to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the operations of the CSA at the earliest opportunity.