§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state in respect of divorced wives of service personnel currently receiving maintenance through attachment of earnings how many of the original applications for maintenance to be paid through attachment of earnings were for amounts which exceeded the limit of 25 per cent. attachment of earnings on service man's pay contained under the Attachment of Earnings Act, section 24 (2)(b) and under the Army Act Q4112 subsection A.
§ Mr. Pattie
My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces will write to the hon. Member.