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Maintenance Allowances

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the greatly increased cost of living since 1920, it is proposed to revise the scale of allowances fixed under the Married Woman's (Maintenance) Act, 1930, which axe totally in adequate for present-day needs.

I regret that I cannot hold out hope of legislation on this subject at the present time.