HC Deb 06 May 1948 vol 450 c144W
19. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make exceptions in approved cases so as to enable a British couple to adopt an orphan child of one of our former Allies.

Mr. Ede

I have no power to make exceptions from the provision in the Adoption Act, 1926, excluding any infant who is not a British subject, but when there is an opportunity of amending legislation I will consider whether it is necessary to retain or modify this limitation.