§ 38. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy regarding the employment of children under the age of 13 in any capacity; to what extent children under 13 have been employed under the provisions of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1963, relating to the employment of children in entertainment under certain circumstances; and to what extent licences have been granted to permit the employment of babies in commercial television films under that Act.
§ Mr. Prentice
My right hon. Friend's responsibilities are limited to the employment of children over the age of 12 in entertainment, and derive from the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of the Statutory Instruments made under that Act and of the related documents of guidance issued to local authorities. Responsibility for administering the 1963 Act rests with my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary.