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Employment Of Children (Newspaper Delivery)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1943

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asked the Home Secretary what is the policy of his Department towards the varying employment of children over 12 years of age so far as the delivery of newspapers is concerned?

By Section 18 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933, Parliament placed it within the discretion of local education authorities to decide whether children over 12 may be employed for not more than one hour before school. About no local authorities have by-laws permitting children to be so employed in the delivery of newspapers.