Maintenance Awards (Non-Payment)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd January 1974.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 22nd January 1974

As, on the initiative of the Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Newark (Mr. Bishop) and I went in the spring to see Morris Finer, the chairman of the committee, I know some of the difficulties. Unless immediate action is taken, cannot this problem be extracted from the rest of Finer, as the woman who has not been given all her alimony, and her lawyer, are at a hopeless disadvantage?