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Clause 123—(Register Of Women And Young Persons Employed)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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Amendments made: In page 73, line 41, leave out from "shall," to "to" in line 42, and insert:

",in the case of every mine and quarry, be the duty of the responsible person."

In page 74, line 4, leave out from beginning, to "produce." in line 5, and insert:

"It shall, in the case of every mine or quarry, be the duty of the responsible person to."—[Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]

I beg to move, in page 74, line 9, to leave out subsection (3), and to insert:

(3) Before a male young person is first employed below ground in a mine his employer (if other than the owner of the mine) shall inform the manager of the mine or some other person appointed in that behalf by the manager, that the young person is to be so employed.
The Amendment gives effect to an undertaking which I gave in Committee stage and provides that an employer, other than the owner of the mine, shall inform the manager if he has working for him underground a person who is under the age of 18. Hitherto, there has not been provision for that and we agreed with the Committee that it was a wise provision to make.

Amendment agreed to.