Child maintenance service redeployment

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
When is it expected that the thousands of workers from the child maintenance service will return to their roles and what is to be done about the backlog of work in chasing payments and investigating fraud?

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Gunner

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Dear Rebecca Gunner,

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