§ 70. Miss LAWRENCE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information showing that children seven and eight years old are employed in the match factories at Acre; and whether he will state the regulations in force in Palestine with regard to child labour?
§ Mr. AMERY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, there are not at present in force in Palestine any regulations relating to child labour, but I have under consideration draft legislation of which one effect would be to prohibit the employment in industrial undertakings of children under 12 years of age.
§ Miss LAWRENCE
Will the right hon. Gentleman inform himself with regard to the conditions in these factories?