Dear Children’s Commissioner for England,
In the above mentioned report it states that 15000 children are fatherless due to immigration rules. Can you tell me how many of those children are supported wholly or in part by their absent perent?
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Dear Mr Taylor,
Thank for your Freedom of Information request which we received on the 9th September 2015.
In our report on the impact of the new immigration rules on families we did not say that all the 15000 children affected by the new rules were fatherless, nor did we collect data on which of those who are fatherless receive support from their father. Therefore, I am afraid we are unable to tell you to what extent they are supported by the absent parent.
I have provided below links to the report which you may find of interest:
Family friendly report: http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/...
Higher Executive Officer
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