HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c2077
43. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce an amendment of the law so as to ensure that, when an adopted child dies before the age of 21 years, any savings placed in his name by his adopting parents shall pass to those parents and not to the next of kin.

Mr. Ede

The Adoption of Children Bill provides that on any intestacy occurring after the commencement of the Act, adopted persons shall be treated as children of the adopters for the purposes of succession to property.