Potato Lifting (Child Labour)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1950.

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Mr. McNeil:

I assure my hon. Friend that I do feel concerned at the interruption of normal education by such methods as this. That is quite distinct from the anxiety I share to get city children into the country. However, while I share my hon. Friend's general concern, I must in all honesty say that I cannot hold out hopes to him for the immediate—or anything like the immediate—future.