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Prison Department (Reports)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to substitute the word"paternity"on all occasions in legislation and reports of the work of the prison department, for example, for"bastardy"as in"bastardy arrears ".

So far as legislation is concerned, I shall be pleased to consider any specific proposals that my hon. Friend may wish to put to me. I will arrange for the amendment of references to"bastardy"and"bastardy arrears"in future prison department reports where appropriate.