Child Support Analysis

Letters & transcripts

An aim of this web site is to provide the most useful information and analysis available to form the basis for the next stage of child support in the UK. Please supply letters and transcripts which will move the topic forward.
Correspondence with politicians, etc

Letter from Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Conservative spokesperson (September 2005) in response to:
Covering letter to Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Conservative spokesman (September 2005)
Covering letter to David Laws, Liberal Democrats spokesman (September 2005)
These covered:
"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform (August 2002)
"An open letter to Frank Field" (September 2005)

Covering letter to David Blunkett, SoS for the DWP (September 2005)
There was a similar covering letter to Mr Stephen Geraghty, CEO of the CSA (September 2005)
These covered:
"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform (August 2002)

Letter from Frank Field, MP (Labour) (September 2005) in response to:
"An open letter to Frank Field" (September 2005)

Letter from Doug Smith, CEO of the CSA (March 2003)
This was in reponse to the paper:
Premature conversion to the new CSA scheme - A loophole that may thwart government policy (February 2003)
Covering letter to Doug Smith, CEO of the CSA (February 2003)

Response on "sexual offences", from Andrew Stunell MP (+ original request) (November 2002, January 2003)

Letter from Baroness Hollis, Minister for Child Support (etc) (August 2002)
This was in response to the paper:
"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform (August 2002)

Letter from Steve Webb, Liberal Democrats Spokesperson (July 2002)
This was in response to an early version of the paper:
"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform
(August 2002)

Letter from Paul Russell, Ministerial Correspondence Unit (July 2002)
This was in response to my letters:
Letter to Mr Malcolm Wicks, DWP minister (May 2002)
Letter to Dr. Phyllis Starkey, MP (May 2002)
Here is my commentary on the letter from Paul Russell, Ministerial Correspondence Unit (March 2003)

Letter from Baroness Hollis, Minister for Child Support (etc) (October 1999)
This was in response to the paper:
A Fair Shared-Care Formula for Child Support (September 1999)
Here is my (more recent) commentary on this letter from Baroness Hollis (July 2002)

Transcripts
BBC News 24 "Agenda" - 2nd March 2003 "CSA Reforms"
Commentary - BBC News 24 "Agenda" - 2nd March 2003 "CSA Reforms"

Parliament - Social Security Select Committee - 15th September 1999

Under Freedom of Information Act

Letter from Immigration and Nationality Directorate, paternity testing (+ original request) (July 2005)
Letter from Her Majesty's Courts Service, paternity testing (+ original request) (August 2005)
Letter from the CSA, paternity testing (+ original request) (August 2005)
Letter from the NI CSA, paternity testing (+ original request) (September 2005)
Letter from the CSA, paternity testing disputes (+ original request) (September 2005)

Letters from other interested parties
Response to: "What Child Support System should we have?" by Mike Smith LL.B of Durham Legal Services (August 2001)
Letter from Neale Sheldon, Staffordshire Anti-CSA Group (August 2001)
"Corners" by Martin Davies (August 2001)
Collected thoughts on "Reform" by "Jimbo" (August 2001)
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