To whom it concerns,
I'm researching for a project, and was wondering if I could get as much of the following information on child employment permits as you have on record:
1) How many total child employment permits have been granted each year since 2013?
2) How many of these were for young people aged under 16 years old?
3) How many of these were for young people aged 16-18 years old?
4) How many people aged 11-16 years old fall within your Local Authority area?
5) How many people aged 16-18 years old fall within your Local Authority area?
Thank you for your email.
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still required or can be delayed until after the pandemic is over.
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Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team
Northamptonshire County Council
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