§ 24. Sir ROBERT NEWMAN
asked the Secretary for Mines the maximum hours, per day and per week young persons under the age of 16 years are employed underground in mines; and what is the youngest age at which these young persons are allowed to be thus employed?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
In coal mines the maximum hours allowed by law are the same for boys as for adults: that is to say they may not be below ground during any consecutive 24 hours for more than eight hours, exclusive of winding times. No maximum on a, weekly basis is prescribed. The minimum age at which a boy may be employed underground is 14 years.