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Education Act 1918

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

The expression " child " means any child up to the age when his parents cease to be under an obligation to cause him to receive efficient elementary instruction or to attend school under the enactments relating to elementary education and the byelaws made thereunder ;

The expression " young person " means a person under eighteen years of age who is no longer a child ;

The expression " parent" in relation to a young person includes guardian and every person who is liable to maintain or has the actual custody of the young person ;

The expression "practical instruction " means instruction in cookery, laundrywork, housewifery, dairywork, handicrafts, and gardening, and such other subjects as the Board declare to be subjects of practical instruction ;

The expression " school term " means the term as fixed by the local education authority ;

The expression " sea service " has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1916, and includes sea-fishing service ;

Other expressions have the same meaning as in the Education Acts.

(2)In the Education Acts the expressions " employ " and " employment" used in reference to a child or young person include employment in any labour exercised by way of trade or for the purposes of gain, whether the gain be to the child or young person or to any other person.

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