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Clause 118—(Periods Of Employment Of Females And Of Male Young Persons Under Sixteen)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. There is an Amendment on the Order Paper in the names of my hon. Friends to Clause 116, page 70, line 14, at end, insert:

From the date of the coming into operation of this Act no female shall be employed at a mine on any work involving the getting, processing or preparation of coal unless she was on or prior to that date employed on such work at a mine.
It is of great importance to our people and I wonder why it has not been called?

It is not selected. It was discussed exhaustively in Committee and divided upon.

Amendment made: In page 71, line 8, after "or," insert "at a."—[Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]