HC Deb 05 May 1938 vol 335 cc1064-5W
Colonel Clarke

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the case of children who are, under the Legitimacy Act, 1926, legitimated by the subsequent marriage of the parents, the altered birth certificate of such children is so worded as to indicate that they were originally illegitimate; and, if so, will he arrange for a new form of birth certificate to avoid placing any stigma upon the child in question?

Sir K. Wood:

No, Sir. The birth of a legitimated child is re-registered in the form appropriate to the registration of a child who was originally legitimate, and contains no indication of previous illegitimacy.