HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 c2165W
Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the creed register concerning two Cumberland children baptised as Catholics has been altered; and will he give the reason and authority for doing so?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir. I directed the alteration of the creed register in exercise of the power conferred on me by Subsection (4) of Section 71 of the Poor Law Act, 1930. The alteration directed was to conform with Sub-section (3) of the same Section, which provides that the creed of an illegitimate child under the age of 12 shall be deemed to be that of the mother.

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