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Maintenance Orders

Volume 462: debated on Friday 18 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether in view of the fact that the maximum maintenance order issued by a magistrates' court for the benefit of wives of deserters has not been increased since 1885, he will introduce legislation to authorise these courts to increase the amount in proportion to a husband's income.

Legislation proposing to increase the maximum amounts which can be ordered under a wife maintenance order is now before the House.