§ Mr. Ede
The work of adoption societies was reviewed in 1937 by a departmental committee and was subsequently regulated by the Adoption of Children (Regulation) Act, 1939, which came into effect in 1943. The Care of Chidren Committee, which recently reported, took the view that it is too soon to review the workings of that Act but they made certain recommendations on the subject of adoption, including private adoptions, which are being examined by the Government.
§ Mr. Solley
In considering this matter is my right hon. Friend taking into account two important details: first the particulars entered on the birth registration certificate of adopted persons, and second the law of the devolution of property on intestacy which involves considerable hardship in cases where adopted children are concerned?