Clause 6. — (Extent, Short Title and Commencement.)

Legitimacy Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1959.

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Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 5, at end add: (4) It is hereby declared that nothing in this Act affects the Succession to the Throne.

Photo of Mr David Renton Mr David Renton , Huntingdonshire

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This subsection has been added to place beyond all doubt the fact that the Bill does not affect the succession to the Throne. However unlikely it may be that the circumstances contemplated in the Bill will, in practice, be met with in the line of succession to the Throne, it is essential that there should be no room for argument or speculation whatsoever.

Question put and agreed to.