HC Deb 07 May 1936 vol 311 c1856

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of boys between the ages of 14 and 16, and between the ages of 16 and 18, killed in the mines in Yorkshire for the year 1935?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)

During 1935, six boys under 16 years of age and nine boys over 16 but under 18 years of age were killed by accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act in Yorkshire.

Viscountess ASTOR

Would the Government consider passing a law to keep children under 16 out of the mines? Would the Prime Minister not consider that proposal?