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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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The Tomlin Committee, on whose recommendation legal adoption was introduced into the law of this country by the Adoption of Children Act, 1926, gave careful consideration to the question whether the law of succession should be amended as regards adopted children, but decided at the time that this was not advisable. Experience has not revealed any strong case for amendment of the law and I should not feel justified in proposing legislation at the present time to deal with this matter.