HC Deb 17 February 1944 vol 397 c327
22. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Minister of Health whether he will instruct the Registrar General to issue certificates containing a man's or woman's date of birth only and nothing else.

Mr. Willink

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the replies I gave to him and my hon. Friend the Member for Kensington South (Sir W. Davison) on 19th and 27th January. I have no power to give instructions such as he has in mind.

Commander Locker-Lawson

Arising out of that reply, will the Minister receive a deputation on this issue, so that we may state clearly what our views are and get his co-operation?

Mr. Willink

I have already said I shall be happy to consider such a proposition.

Miss Rathbone

Does the Minister mean that legislation is required, or that it lies in the power of some other Department to change the form?

Mr. Willink

I mean that legislation would be required.

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