HC Deb 22 December 1932 vol 273 cc1222-3

asked the Home Secretary when he proposes to implement the decision of the Government to introduce legislation to establish a statutory limit to the number of weekly and daily hours during which young persons in unregulated occupations may be employed?


I presume that the hon. Member refers to the statements made on behalf of the Government during the course of the discussions earlier this year on the Children and Young Persons Bill. I would refer him to the full reply which I gave to a question by the Noble Lady the Member for the Sutton Division of Plymouth (Viscountess Astor) on the 24th October last, regarding Section 51 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1932. The Government have already announced their intention to introduce legislation to deal with this question as soon as the industrial situation improves.