Deserted Children (British Dominions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1920.

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Photo of Sir Robert Newman Sir Robert Newman , Exeter

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Secretary of State will confer with the Governments of the British Dominions to ascertain if steps can be taken to deal with cases where men domiciled in their Dominions and lately stationed in this country who, having got women into trouble, have returned to the Dominion without making any provision for the children these women have given birth to and of whom they are the fathers; and whether efforts will be made to prevent these men continuing to escape their liability and continuing to throw the whole burden upon the unfortunate mothers?

Colonel WILSON:

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the suggestion made in the question, and the Secretary of State for Home Affairs is being consulted on this matter.