10 DECEMBER 1948, Page 5

It is satisfactory that the Government is giving serious attention

to the issues raised by the artificial insemination judgement to whiclr I referred last week, though a little disappointing that the Pr Minister seems to indicate that nothing will be done till the Roy Commission on Population has reported. The disquieting part the affair is that the nullity judgement involves the illegitimacy of a child begotten, without dispute, by the husband and born by the wife; I should add in that connection that referring, without a report of the case at hand, to the Baxter v. Baxter case I put the matter the wrong way round. It was in fact the wife who insisted on the invariable use of contraceptives, and the husband who applied, unsuccessfully, for a nullity decree.