§ 87. Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Attorney-General whether he will introduce legislation to reform the laws governing the status and rights of illegitimate children.
§ The Attorney-General
The rights of illegitimate children will be greatly extended by the Family Law Reform Bill already introduced by my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor in another place. The Society of Public Teachers of the Law is conducting, at the request of the Law Commission, an inquiry into the status of illegitimate children; when the outcome of that inquiry and the Law Commission's recommendations are received, the Government will decide whether or not further legislation on this subject is desirable.