§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider introducing legislation to increase230W
ployment of children of compulsory school age in public houses into line with the existing regulations which prohibit young persons under the age of 18 years from entering these establishments unaccompanied.
§ Mr. Ede
The power under which the by-law is made is confined to children of compulsory school age. Young persons under 18 are prohibited from being served with intoxicating liquor in public bars, but not from being employed there. The question of prohibiting such employment is already noted for consideration when an opportunity for legislation occurs.