§ 50. Mr. Houghton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total of Income Tax and Surtax charged on the income of married women which remains uncollected for past years owing to the absence of powers of recovery against the separate estates of the women concerned.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
About £250,000. Power was taken in this year's Finance Act to recover from a wife from 1950–51 onwards the tax applicable to her own income.