HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 c253W
36. Mr. Michael J. Martin

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he will take to assist local authorities in their duty to prevent employers from employing schoolchildren in the early hours for several hours per day before they commence school.

Mr. Lang

Schoolchildren in employment in Scotland are protected by existing legislaton and by local authority byelaws. Enforcement is, in the first instance, a matter for the police.