HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 cc1675-6
MR. KELLEY (Manchester, S.W.)

to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the hours worked by the hydraulic crane-drivers and capstan rope-runners employed by the Great Northern Railway Company at their goods station, Deansgate, Manchester; whether he is aware that those so employed are boys of sixteen years of age and less; that the rope-runners are constantly working amongst moving wagons on the lines, thus making their occupation especially dangerous; and will he say what steps he proposes to take in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) No representations on this point have reached the Board of Trade, but, if particulars are furnished on behalf of the employees concerned, the matter will be dealt with under the Railway Regulation Act, 1893.