Children (Performances) Regulations 1968 (Amendment) Bill (HC Bill 118)




Amend the Children (Performances) Regulations 1968 to streamline
opportunities for children to take part in performances; to reduce unnecessary
regulation; to clarify when a licence is required; to strengthen the emphasis on
protecting children; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of 1968 regulations

(1) The Secretary of State shall, within six months of the passing of this Act, lay
before Parliament draft regulations amending the Children (Performances)
Regulations 1968 (SI 1968/1728SI 1968/1728) so as to—

(a) 5remove any regulation which appears to the Secretary of State to be

(b) protect children taking part in performances;

(c) define “performances” in such a way as will, in the Secretary of State‘s
opinion, make those arranging performances and those enforcing the
101968 regulations aware of their legal responsibilities.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument and no
such instrument shall be made until a draft has been laid before, and approved
by resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.

2 Short title and extent

(1) 15This Act may be cited as the Children (Performances) Regulations 1968
(Amendment) Act 2013.

(2) This Act extends to England and Wales and Scotland.