HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 cc1314-5

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that legislation to provide for mothers equal rights and responsibilities with fathers with regard to their infant children has been before Parliament three successive Sessions, and that this reform has a place on the manifestoes of the Labour and Liberal parties, and has, moreover, the support of women's organisations all over the country, the Government proposes to introduce legislation on this subject this Session?


The Government have this matter under considera- tion, and are willing to confer with the promoters of the Bill now before Parliament, and with others interested, with a view to seeing whether agreement can be reached as to the main provisions to be included in any Measure on this subject.