§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Committee on Statutory Maintenance Limits, Command Paper No. 3587.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
The Government accept the main recommendation of the Committee that statutory limits on orders for maintenance of wives and children made by magistrates' courts should be abolished, and intend that amendments to this end should be proposed to legislation now before Parliament. Other recommendations of the Committee require further study. The recommendations relating the Income Tax treatment of "small maintenance payments" are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.