asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a wife's savings in a co-operative society are treated by the Inland Revenue Department as her property, and, in the event of her death, are subject to Death Duty as part of her estate?
I can only say that any property belonging to a wife forms part of her estate for purposes of Estate Duty.
Can the right hon. Gentleman reconcile the statement he has already made with the ruling which a judge has just given in the Oxford County Court to the effect that the savings of a wife in a co-operative society belong to her husband?
I dare say I could if I had the opportunity.