§ 17. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will revise the arrangements under which a boy of 14 years of age is compelled to remain in an essential industry which may be injurious to his health and an unsatisfactory first placement?
§ Mr. Bevin
The arrangements already provide that such a boy may apply to the National Service Officer for permssion to leave his employment and, if necessary, may appeal to an appeal board. I am not aware that this procedure is not working satisfactorily, but if my hon. Friend has an individual case in mind and will send me particulars I will look into it.
§ Mr. Lindsay
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that as juvenile advisory committees are not, in many cases, meeting now, a number of these boys are wrongly placed at first and are not aware of their rights? Perhaps I may send the right hon. Gentleman a few examples?