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Paternity

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she has plans to undertake a review of the terms of the Legitimacy Act 1976 in relation to the registration of children born to parents who subsequently engage in a (a) marriage and (b) civil partnership.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Family Law Reform Act 1987 greatly reduced the practical significance in English law of the concept of legitimacy, so that children born outside marriage are not stigmatised. The Government therefore has no plans to review the law on legitimacy at this time.

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