§ 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.