Single Parents may soon see an increase to the amount paid for child support.
The issue of an increase for child support being demanded by women as well as men; since there are men who are single parents, is something that has come up for discussion and being considered by Government.
Legislation to pass this bill is before parliament and according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, with regards to a maintenance bill; this has gone through all the processes of consultation and is ready to go before parliament to be passed into law.
However, Prime Minister Skerrit says it is unfortunate that such issues need to be legislated to ensure compliance as persons simply need to own up to their ethical responsibilities.
Mr. Skerrit is of the opinion that in large measure as a society we do not speak of and address the question of individual responsibility.
He says individuals must take responsibility for their actions what is required of them and not lay the blame always against decisions and policies.
The Honorable Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit