HC Deb 26 January 1954 vol 522 cc210-1W
56. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to extend a system of piecework payment for adult potato gatherers, as a means of eliminating the employment of children on this work.

Mr. Snadden

My right hon. Friend has no power to regulate the method of payment of adult potato gatherers, but however they may be remunerated I am afraid that the help of the older school children is still needed in the potato harvest.