§ 19. Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will introduce legislation to determine the minimum amount which shall be paid to a wife and her family without resort always to a court order.
§ Mr. Hamilton
I thank the hon. Gentleman for that reply. Is he aware that in far too many cases irresponsible husbands who are making reasonably good money give their wives as little as £3 a week to keep themselves and, perhaps, three children, and that under the present legislation the wives have no recourse enabling them to do anything about it? I am 1012 happy, therefore, that the Government intend, after receiving the report, to examine it and, perhaps, introduce legislation.