HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 c462
45. Captain BOWYER

asked the Prime Minister whether, and, if so, when, he intends to bring in a Legitimacy Bill, or does the Government intend to support and give time for the Legitimacy Bill in troduced by the hon. and gallant Member for Lewes (Colonel Campion)?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. J. Ramsay MacDonald)

The Bill introduced by the hon. and gallant Member for Lewes is, I understand, similar in general outline to a Bill which has already been read a second time in another place. The Government expressed approval of the general principle of that Bill, and promised to confer with the promoters on the subsidiary questions involved in any legislation on this matter. If progress can be made with that Bill, it will not be necessary to proceed with the Bill introduced in this House.

Captain BOWYER

When that Bill comes here, are the Government prepared to give it facilities, and so persuade the promoters of the other private Member's Bill to take that out of its path?


Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will repeat that question when the Bill comes.