Postponed Proceeding resumed on Question,
That this House considers that the facts set out in the report of the Departmental Committee on Sterilisation indicate a state of affairs calling for action, and respectfully requests His Majesty's Government to give immediate consideration to the unanimous recommendation of the committee in favour of legislation permitting voluntary sterilisation in certain classes of cases."—[Mr. Molson.]
§ 10.59 p.m.
§ Wing-Commander JAMES
I think there is clear evidence that public feeling is in favour of a permissive Bill on this subject being passed into law. A study of the Press reports for the last few weeks gives a very clear indication of the interest taken in this subject in the country. It does not matter what Press you take, lay or medical, Conservative, Liberal or Socialist, you find that the leading articles on the report have been universally favourable.
§ It being Eleven of the Clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
§ The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.