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Child Labour

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, having drawn attention to the widespread child labour in the Third World, they will now examine and report on the situation in the United Kingdom. [HL3247]

Exploitative child labour, wherever it occurs, is unacceptable. Current domestic legislation on the protection of children who work is being updated to ensure conformity with European standards. Furthermore, a review of these arrangements will address particularly the protection of working children's health, safety, welfare and general development. This review will report by the end of the year.