HC Deb 22 October 1991 vol 196 c596W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has any plans to introduce changes to existing legislation governing child employment; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

There are no plans to introduce changes to the Employment of Children Act 1973.

The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 provides for local authorities to introduce bye-laws to meet local needs and employment conditions. The provisions of both primary legislation and bye-laws serve as an effective framework to protect children from exploitation.