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Unmarried Mothers' Children (Welfare)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in respect of the children of unmarried German mothers by British fathers, arrangements will be made to allow philanthropic agencies in this country to collect suitable necessities in bulk for dispatch to individuals or suitable agencies in the British zone of Germany; what joint consultation on the problem of these children and their mothers has taken place between the British, U.S., French and Soviet authorities; and how the U.S. efforts in this matter compare with our own.

Certain relief organisations are already authorised to send welfare supplies in bulk from this country to approved welfare organisations in the British zone. There has been no consultation with the other occupying Powers on the general problem of unmarried mothers and their children, and I have no information on the activities of the United States authorities.