HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 c1296
7. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Labour at what stage are juvenile entrants given a medical examination by his Department when they enter the mining industry.

Mr. Isaacs

The general arrangements provide for boys who are known to my Ministry to have entered the coalmining industry for other than a clerical or other sedentary occupation to be medically examined within six weeks of starting work. Boys who propose to take up employment in mines beyond daily travelling distance of their homes, and boys about whose physical fitness the youth employment officer may be in doubt, are medically examined before they take up employment.

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