HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1105-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether the Hastings Borough Council have submitted for confirmation A bye-law to permit the employment of children before school hours, as provided for in the Education Act, 1918; whether he is aware that the Hastings Education Committee, after holding conferences with a number of organisations representing various sections of public opinion in Hastings, recommended that no such bye-law should be made; and whether, before confirming the bye-law, he will give full consideration to the views expressed in opposition to it?


A bye-law has been submitted by the council to allow employment for one hour in the morning in the sale or delivery of milk and newspapers. A number of objections to the bye-law have been received, and these will be fully considered before the bye-law is con- firmed. I understand the education committee of the council made a recommendation as stated.