HC Deb 02 May 1927 vol 205 cc1282-3
77. Mr. KELLY

asked the Home Secretary how many applications for licences under Section 2 of the Children (Employment Abroad) Act, 1913, were made in each of the years 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, and 1926; in how many cases licences were granted; and in how many cases licences were granted without security being required under Sub-section (4) of that Section?


As the answer is rather a long one I will, with the permission of the bon. Member, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

PARTICULARS of licences granted at Bow Street Police Court for young persons to go abroad to perform for profit.
Year. Number of Applications. Licences granted. Security Required.
1922 6 6 Principal only bound.
(Three renewed in 1923).
1923 5 5 Principal (and surety in two cases).
1924 12 11 In five cases Principal only bound.
Principal land surety in others.
1925 14 13 In two cases Principal bound.
(Five renewed in 1926). Principal and surety in others.
1926 9 7 In three cases Principal bound only.
* (One case withdrawn). Principal and surety in others.
* One Application withdrawn; Applicant stated there were too many difficulties.