HC Deb 27 May 1968 vol 765 cc179-80W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is aware that children employed in the making of television commercials are subject to the direct glare of lamps for many hours and are consequently exhausted and distressed, and that the law regulating their employment is not being properly enforced; and if he will therefore seek powers to make his Department responsible for enforcement.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

My right hon. Friend intends shortly to bring into operation Part II of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1963 and to make regulations under it; this will remedy the present unsatisfactory state of the law by providing comprehensive protection for children taking part in performances of all kinds.

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