15 JULY 1995, Page 25

Sir: I am writing on behalf of Labour Life Group

members to express our best wishes to you and your family on the birth of your daughter as described in your article in The Spectator magazine recently. But it is sad that what would once have been quite a usual occurrence — accepting a child into the family without question — should now arouse such extraordinary reactions.

A.E. Farmer

(Chair, Labour Life Group), 66 Chingford Lane, Woodford Green, Essex