Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 4:45 pm, 25th April 2006

My Lords, I, too, support what is clearly behind this amendment—it will be behind quite a number of the amendments—to encourage the father's parental role in supporting the child right through life. I am also a little worried about whether it is drafted in the right way and whether it is actually necessary, but this debate will no doubt help to clarify that point for us.