HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 cc1605-6
33. Mr. AMMON

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that neither he nor the local education authorities have any power to deal with such cases as page boys under the age of 18 who are employed from 9.30 a.m. to 10,30 p.m. in places of public entertainment and van boys of 15 employed from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., and who are therefore unable to attend any place of continued education, he is prepared to advise the Government to grant facilities for the discussion of the Education (Employment of Young Persons) Bill?


asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that boys of 15 are employed at night clubs as page boys as late as 3 a.m., and that boys and girls of 15 are being employed in shops and restaurants between 56 and 59 hours per week, exclusive of meal times, and that in some instances van boys are employed from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., he will at an early date introduce legislation to prevent such conditions of excessive hours of work continuing among young people in the future?


I have been asked to reply to these questions. I recognise the need for fuller powers to regulate the classes of employment referred to, and the question will receive my careful consideration, but I regret that I cannot hold out any hope of the Government being able to deal with the matter this Session.

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