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Women And Young Persons (Emergency Order)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour whether the Factories Act, 1937, Hours of Women and Young Persons General Emergency Order of 31st May, 1941, for Engineering and Certain Classes of Works, extended in 1942 until further notice, permitting the relaxation of Sections 70 and 74 of Part V of the Factories Act, 1937, is still in force.

Yes, but the Order only authorises relaxations if and to the extent that there is a written permission for the particular factory. The number of factories with permission under the Order has fallen to less than 400, as compared with about 15,000 in wartime.