HC Deb 22 June 1948 vol 452 c1273
Mr. Glenvil Hall

I beg to move, in page 44, line 13, to leave out from "wife," to "in," in line 14.

This is a matter which was raised by the hon. and learned Member for Wirral (Mr. Selwyn Lloyd) at an earlier stage. He pointed out that if a claim had to be made for separate assessments for husband and wife by 5th October, 1948, there might be hardship caused, because by that date the notice of assessment might not have been received by either of them. As a result we have put down this Amendment following upon investigations by my right hon. and learned Friend. The two subsequent Amendments on the Order Paper have also been made to meet the point which was raised and which the Solicitor-General promised to meet.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I should like to express my gratitude to the right hon. Gentleman. I think the House will agree that this and the following Amendment meet a real matter of difficulty.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 44, line 20, leave out from "unless," to "notice," in line 21.

In line 24, at end, insert: Provided that no application or notice under this subsection shall be made or given after the fifth day of October, nineteen hundred and forty-eight or such later date, not falling after the expiration of twenty-eight days from the giving to the husband of notice of the assessment to contribution, as the Special Commissioners may allow."—[Mr. Glenvil Hall.]