Law of Succession (Adopted Children)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons on 20 April 1944.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the property of an adopted child who dies under the age of 21 years, and therefore intestate, goes to the natural and not to the adopted parents; and whether he will introduce legislation to put an end to this anomaly.