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With licencing requirements stopping children joining brass bands across Wales, Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Minister for Children and Young People, championed their cause in questions to the First Minister, and secured a promise that local authorities will be monitored so to establish whether the arrangements do act as an unnecessary barrier.
Speaking after receiving the First Minister’s commitment, Janet said:
“The implementation of the law requiring a licence for child performers is a major obstacle to child participation in bands across Wales.