HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc185-6W
91. Mrs. Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of child workers employed in industrial and other undertakings in Singapore; and what are their conditions of employment.

Mr. Profumo

101 child workers are registered for employment in industrial undertakings and 158 children or young persons are licensed to take part in public entertainments. The number employed in other undertakings is not known, but the minimum age for all these forms of employment is 12 years. The conditions governing child employment are laid down in the Labour Ordinance, 1955, and Cap. 128 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of Singapore, 1955, copies of which have been placed in the Library.