HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 c1624
38. Mr. Abse

asked the Attorney-General whether the report of the committee considering the law of succession in relation to illegitimate persons is complete; and when its recommendations will be published.

The Solicitor-General (Sir Dingle Foot)

I understand that the Report is very nearly complete and that it is likely to be submitted to my noble Friend, the Lord Chancellor, and my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland, within the next two weeks. I have no doubt that they will wish to publish it as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.

Mr. Abse

As a similar reply was given some weeks ago, could not the Attorney-General try to expedite the publication of this report, since its continued delay is causing distress to a very large number of people?

The Solicitor-General

I am satisfied that this matter is being pursued with all possible dispatch.