HC Deb 01 April 1974 vol 871 c266W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an estimate of the approximate cost of ceasing to tax maintenance payments to divorced and separated wives as if they were investment income, if the investment income surcharge were applied, (a) at £1,000 as proposed in the Budget Statement or (b) at £2,000 as in 1973–74.

Dr. Gilbert

The information on which to base an estimate is not available.