HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc149-50W
45. Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to ensure that in the absence of a court order vesting legal custody of a child in one parent alone, such custody shall be vested jointly in both parents.

Mr. Carlisle

My right hon. Friend intends to introduce legislation to give both parents equal rights of guardianship.