HC Deb 26 March 1942 vol 378 cc2191-2W
Dr. Haden Guest

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the long hours worked in war industries, and other occupations, by young persons between the ages of 14 and 18 years, he will extend the system of school medical inspection to them at the beginning of their employment and at convenient dates thereafter?

Mr. Ede

Provision for the care of young workers is made in connection with the Factory Acts and other enactments, through examining factory surgeons or other doctors, through welfare officers and in other ways. My right hon. Friend is in sympathy with the hon. Member's objection but he will readily understand that, under the conditions of strain in which the school medical service is at present working, my right hon. Friend cannot envisage its extension in the manner desired.