§ Mr. MacGregor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the total net income in 1974–75 of a widow with two children under 11 years of age and a gross investment income of £3,000 per annum and of a divorced wife with two children under 11 years of age and a gross investment income of £2,000 per annum plus £1,000 maintenance payments, assuming the present Finance Bill provisions for both including the Chancellor's undertaking on the treatment of maintenance payments on the Second Reading of the Bill.
§ Dr. Gilbert
Assuming that the allowances due are the single person's allowance, child allowance and additional personal allowance the figures are:
Net income (£) (a) (b) Widow … … … 2,182 2,812 Divorced wife … … … 2,332 2,332
In column (a) it has been assumed that the widow is not in receipt of a widowed mother's allowance.
In column (b) it has been assumed that the widow is in receipt of a widowed mother's allowance but is not within the first 26 weeks of widowhood.
The figures take account of family allowance and clawback.