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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The average age of the children will be about 14 years. Over one-quarter will lose no school time, since they will be employed during school holidays; the rest will lose periods varying widely from a few days to about three weeks, with a prescribed normal maximum of 80 hours of school time.