Bastardy Bill

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning the draft bill 1920 and proposed amendments put forward by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene (one letter sent by A Maude Royden with a press cutting dated 27 May 1920)

- comparison between Bastardy Bills of the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child and the Salvation Army

- correspondence with the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child concerning Captain Bowyer's Bastardy Bill 1921 (printed bill attached 1921)

Publications:

- leaflets by National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child on the 'Bastardy Bill 1920' with present conditions, legislative proposals and main points of the Bill

- memorandum on the Bastardy Bill 1920 (annotated)

- 'Bastardy Bill' presented by Neville Chamberlain supported by Henry Bentinck..., London: HMSO, 1920