HC Deb 31 March 1958 vol 585 cc93-4W
81. Mr. Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the United Kingdom has not as yet signed the Convention on Maintenance Obligations towards Infants adopted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law on 24th October, 1956.

Mr. Ian Harvey

The purpose of this Convention is to lay down certain rules as to the law applicable in cases where claims for maintenance of a child arising in one country are determined in another.

We have not signed the Convention as legislation would be required to enable us to ratify it, and I do not at this moment envisage legislation being introduced for this purpose.