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Children (Employment)

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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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.

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.