HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 c639W

asked the Home Secretary how many local authorities have applied for by-laws to prohibit absolutely the carrying on of street trading by girls under the age of 16 years; and in how many cases such a by-law has been approved by his Department?


291 local authorities out of 318 have made by-laws prohibiting street trading by girls under 16, but in 27 cases the by-laws make exception for girls of 14 and 15 trading with their parents. The by-laws have all received the confirmation of the Secretary of State.