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Children's Clubs

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will make a statement on the vetting procedure required for staff employed by British firms operating children's holiday clubs abroad; [107937](2) what measures are required by British holiday companies to ensure staff employed to look after children in

(a) hotel clubs and (b) holiday camps are properly qualified. [107938]

Regulation 15 of The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992 states that all Tour Operators are held liable for their customer's safety, this would include children using holiday camps and clubs.The Federation of Tour Operators, who represent 90 per cent. of Tour Operators, recommend in their code of practice that all members should make sure that their children's clubs are supervised at all times by staff who are qualified in child care.