§ 59. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the employment of children under the age of 12 is at present illegal; and if he will amend the Second Schedule to the Television Act, 1954, so as to forbid the transmission of commercial advertising films employing such children.
§ Mr. Benn
Questions about the law relating to the employment of children are a matter in the first place for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The answer to the second part of the Question is: no; the content of television advertisements is primarily the responsibility of the Independent Television Authority.