HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1743
37. Mr. McEntee

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the anxiety expressed by the Governor of Uganda regarding child labour, any legislation is proposed to limit it in agriculture and to prohibit it in factories?

Mr. M. MacDonald

By Ordinance No. 18 of 1938, enacted last month, the age below which the employment of children in industrial undertakings is prohibited was raised to 16 years. It is the intention of the Government of Uganda to consolidate the labour legislation of the Protectorate, and the Governor has intimated that the consolidating Ordinance will include provisions regulating the employment of children in all other forms of employment, including agriculture.

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