HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1372-3
30. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Health what instructions he proposes to issue as to the entries to be made in registering births resulting from human artificial insemination A.I.(D.).

Mr. Bevan

No fresh instructions are necessary. Registrars already have instructions to ask every birth informant for the name of the child's father: if the informant cannot give this information the columns of the birth entry containing particulars of the father are to he left blank.

Mr. Wilson Harris

Has that any bearing on the question of the legitimacy of the child?

Mr. Bevan

None as far as I understand.