HC Deb 27 June 1924 vol 175 cc878-9
Captain BOWYER

I beg to move, in page 3, line 20, to leave out from the word "same" to the end of the Clause and to insert instead thereof the words rights, and shall be under the same obligations in respect of the maintenance and support of himself or of any other person as if he had been born legitimate, and subject to the provisions of this Act, the provisions of any Act relating to claims for damages, compensation, benefit, or otherwise by or in respect of a legitimate child shall apply in like manner in the case of a legitimated person. Whereas the Bill as it now stands gives the legitimated person certain rights to maintenance and support, if the Clause in amended as I propose, it will make those rights reciprocal, not only giving the legitimated person the right of obtaining maintenance, but casting upon him the obligation and the duty of giving maintenance and support.

Amendment agreed to.