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The Employment of Children Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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These Regulations make provision with respect to the employment of children. For the purposes of these Regulations a child means a person who is not over school leaving age. The employment of children under age 13 is prohibited.

Regulation 2 prohibits the employment of children in an occupation other than one specified in the Schedule. Regulation 3 makes provision for the conditions of employment for all children. Regulation 4 makes further provision for the conditions of employment for children under age 15 and regulation 5 makes similar provision for children over age 15. Regulation 6 makes provision for the issue of employment cards by application to the education and library board in whose area the child lives, and regulation 7 makes provision for the return of employment cards. Regulation 8 contains a saving in relation to employment cards issued under byelaws made by education and library boards.

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