HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c543W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that neither the Children Act, 1908, nor the Children (Employment Abroad) Act, 1913, was treated as controversial, he will initiate legislation to amend and extend those Acts in such manner as experience has shown to be expedient, after inquiring whether the proposed legislation would be regarded as non-contentious?


Even if the Amendments which my hon. Friend desires were non-contentious (and I have no assurance on that point), they are not rendered urgent by a state of war, and I do not feel able in existing circumstances to introduce legislation on this subject.