THE sons of two Filipino bar girls are expected to find out soon whether they or a former British government minister will succeed to a place in the House of Lords. The Government has intervened, as is normal in squabbles over hereditary peerages, so the courts can decide whether Colin Moynihan, a former British sports minister and half brother of the late peer Lord Moynihan, or the two sons of Filipina women who married the lord while he ran a string of massage parlours in the Philippines can take his hereditary title. Just who should succeed has been in dispute since he died in 1991. DNA tests have been carried out on the two boys, Daniel, aged five and Andrew, aged seven. Now a High Court hearing scheduled for May will finally settle who succeeds the five times married peer, who left Britain for Manila in 1970. The hearing will also decide where the late Lord Moynihan was domiciled when he died. On that will hang a decision on whether to set aside the divorce decree that ended Lord Moynihan's marriage to his fourth wife Editha, mother of Andrew. If the divorce is set aside then his subsequent marriage to Jinna, 29, will be viewed as bigamous and Daniel will not inherit. The favourite to succeed to the title is Mr Colin Moynihan, as the DNA tests are believed to shed doubt on whether Andrew is the lord's son. But if the court decides that Lord Moynihan was 'domiciled in England' then the divorce from Editha stands and Daniel would become the fourth Lord Moynihan, a hereditary title awarded in 1922 to Berkeley Moynihan, a distinguished surgeon. The irony is the Crown could then claim millions of pounds in unpaid taxes.