Praising Judy Turner twice in a week!

The Herald reports on a bill by Future’s Judy Turner that will allow DNA testing of children for paternity tests. At present a parent can block such a for a child under 16.

The doesn’t seem that keen on it, but the Law Commission backed such a move in 2005.

I would make the point that a court ordered DNA should only be ordered, if agreement can not be obtained.  It is a last resort, not a first resort.  But it is important that they can be ordered when paternity is in doubt.

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