HC Deb 30 March 1961 vol 637 cc1500-1
8. Commander Kerans

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will introduce a provision in the Finance Bill to ensure that married men paying alimony are not scheduled and taxed as single men.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Sir Edward Boyle)

No, Sir. It would not be right to extend the allowance for a married man who maintains his wife out of taxed income to a man paying alimony who is effectively relieved from tax on his alimony payments.