Orders of the Day — New Clause 5 — Responsibilities of non-resident parent — 3 Dec 2007 at 18:45

'In section 1 of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48) (the duty to maintain), for subsection (2) substitute-

"(2) For the purposes of this Act, a non-resident parent shall be taken to have met their responsibility to maintain any qualifying child of theirs-

(a) by paying a calculation in accordance with the provisions of this Act; or

(b) by making payments in accordance with an order set out in subsection (2A) in the circumstances set out in subsection (2B).

(2A) The order referred to in subsection (2)(b) shall be an order ("the Order") for periodical payments to the child made under section 23(1)(d) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18) or paragraph 1(2)(a) or (b) of Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41).

(2B) The circumstances referred to in paragraph 2(b) are-

(a) that simultaneously with the Order the court makes an order under-

(i) section 23(1)(a),(b),(c), or section 24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, or

(ii) paragraph 1(2)(c),(d) or (e) of Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 (lump sum payments or transfer of property orders etc); or

(b) the order is a variation of an order originally made when one or more such orders were made.

(2C) Where the court makes an order of the type listed at subsection (2A) and the conditions of subsection (2B) are met, any calculation under this Act shall be discharged and, during the currency of the Order, the Secretary of State shall not exercise his or her powers to make a calculation under section 4 of this Act."'.- [Andrew Selous.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-

The House divided: Ayes 164, Noes 263.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 123 (+2 tell)064.4%
Independent1 0150.0%
Lab260 (+2 tell) 0074.4%
LDem0 35055.6%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:262 163168.8%

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