HC Deb 14 November 1960 vol 630 c18W
Mr. L. M. Lever

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of widespread doubts about the legality of the bartering of babies; and whether he will introduce legislation to clarify this matter.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Under Section 50 of the Adoption Act, 1958, it is already unlawful to make any payment or give any reward in consideration of the transfer of an infant for adoption whether in law or in fact.