The boy's mother, Fay Stockwell, a secretary, works for Sir Marcus Fox, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs.
Mr Waller, 48, said yesterday: 'As claimed in the People, I am the father of Jonathan Stockwell, who is now aged six-and-a-half. Many of the other claims in the newspaper are, however, wrong or misleading.
'During the last few days I have been appalled at the behaviour of representatives of the People newspaper who have threatened Fay Stockwell . . , used subterfuge to impersonate a health authority officer seeking information and offered money to relatives in New Zealand for a picture of Jonathan, as well as harassing elderly parents.'
The People's news editor, Tom Petrie, said: 'Mr Waller was given ample opportunity to explain himself. Perhaps instead of being a devious prat he should have given a straight reply to the questions we put to him over several days.'Reuse content