Gingerbread, the single parent charity, has described the level of child maintenance debt across the country as "truly shocking" after collating figures on how much child maintenance is owed in every Parliamentary constituency.
Nationally, £3.7bn was owed in child maintenance arrears as of March 2010, with Grimsby, Milton Keynes and Blackpool topping the list of constituencies where debts are highest.
More than £1bn of this owned money is deemed to be collectable, but Gingerbread says the Child Support Agency has no target for 2010-11 for the collection of arrears.
Fiona Weir, chief executive of Gingerbread, says: The scale of child maintenance owed to children is truly shocking, when so many single parent families struggle financially.
Last Saturday before commencement, the student body gathered one final time for the presentation of awards known as "Prize Day".
During the ceremony, awards were given to select members of the student body who have performed in exemplary fashion in the classroom and in the community. The Elementary Math Prize is awarded to an underclass student who shows great potential for future accomplishment in Mathematics.
We are calling for a debt recovery target to be set as a matter of urgency.Will Harker, thank you for being dedicated to improving, and I hope that you continue to broaden your skills going forward.The Whiting Prize for excellence in Fine Arts goes to an artist whom I have had the pleasure of working with over the past four years.I have enjoyed watching him grow as a student and challenge himself this year, and I look forward to watching him continue to excel in math and science next year.It is with pleasure that I present this year’s Rensselaer Medal to Fletcher Robbins.