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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About 50,000–55,000 school children will be required to assist in lifting the Scottish potato crop this year. They will be distributed approximately as follows:

School children
Local children38,000
Billeted children4,000
Children transported daily from towns8,000