HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 cc7-8W
44. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will enter into consultations with the United States Government with a view to making the enforcement of paternity orders served on United States soldiers in this country more effective.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. The enforcement of affiliation orders made against United States servicemen serving in this country is a matter for the courts. Such United States servicemen are subject to the normal processes of enforcement and, as far as I am aware, this enforcement presents no unusual difficulties. Any proposals for a change in the law would be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.