HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 c1386W
Mr. Mathers

asked the Home Secretary when the report by the committee on child adoption may be expected; and whether there is an early prospect of legislation making it possible for Scottish persons to adopt children domiciled in England, and vice verse?

Sir S. Hoare

I have just received the report of the Committee on Adoption Societies and Agencies and have given instructions for its presentation to Parliament. While the Adoption of Children Act, 1926, and the Adoption of Children (Scotland) Act, 1930, provide that an adoption order shall not be made in favour of any applicant who is not resident and domiciled in England or Wales, or Scotland, respectively, it is not necessary that the infant shall be so domiciled, and the question of legislation on this point, therefore, does not arise.