§ 35. Mr. MANDER
asked the Home Secretary when it is proposed to introduce the Bill dealing with the working hours of children?
§ Mr. SHORT
The employment of children is already regulated by the Education Act, 1921. It is proposed to include in the Children Bill now in preparation sonic further provisions to empower regulations to be made for the employment of young persons under 18 in certain occupations. In the meantime my right hon. Friend has arranged, in 2373 consultation with the Minister of Labour, for the National Advisory Council for Juvenile Employment to undertake an inquiry regarding actual conditions of employment in various occupations in which the hour's of employment are not at present limited by Statute.
§ Mr. MANDER
In view of the fact that it was promised last Session, may we not expect a statement on the matter soon?