HC Deb 01 July 1960 vol 625 c1758

2.23 p.m.

Mr. John Parker (Dagenham)

I beg to move, in page 1, line 10, at the end to insert: or under section twenty-six of the Adoption Act, 1958". This Clause is the main Clause in the Bill. At present, in the case of a child who is adopted by either the father or mother, if the parents subsequently marry the adoption can be cancelled and the adoption order withdrawn. In the Adoption Act, 1958, the question of a child who had been adopted by both parents jointly was left out. The main point of this Clause is to include children who have been adopted by both parents and, where the parents have subsequently married and the child been legitimated under the Legitimacy Act, 1959, to give those children the same benefits of cancellation of adoption.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 1, line 12, leave out "the Adoption Act, 1958", and insert "that Act".—[Mr. Parker.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.