Absent parents could have their passports confiscated

So-called 'deadbeat dads' face being 'banned' from taking foreign holidays Ministers are poised to press ahead with plans to remove their passports  The move is seen as a key weapon in 'persuading' absent parents to pay up

By Brendan Carlin, Political Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 01:48 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 01:48 BST, 1 July 2018

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Absent parents who refuse to contribute towards their children's care face being 'banned' from taking foreign holidays.

Ministers are later this month poised to press ahead with plans to remove the passports of so-called 'deadbeat dads' who flout their responsibilities.

The radical move is seen as a key weapon in 'persuading' absent fathers or mothers to pay up and meet the costs of their children. 

Government sources last night insisted that a final decision had yet to be made. 

Ministers are later this month poised to press ahead with plans to remove the passports of so-called 'deadbeat dads' who flout their responsibilities

Ministers are later this month poised to press ahead with plans to remove the passports of so-called 'deadbeat dads' who flout their

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