§ 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 with2192W 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.