§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to oblige employers of schoolchildren to give details of their employment to local offices of his Department.391W
§ Mr. Golding
My Department is not responsible for matters relating to the employment of school children aged under 16. The Employment of Children Act 1973 enables the Secretary of State for Social Services to make regulations governing the employment of schoolchildren but no special regulations have yet been made. In the meantime, local authority byelaws on the employment of schoolchildren continue to operate.