HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 cc721-2

Lords Amendment: In page 74, line 9, leave out from first "of" to "by" in line 12, and insert: any mine or quarry, the responsible person, if authorised so to do, may

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This Amendment is to bring the Bill into line with the requirements of the International Labour Convention No. 90. The Clause as amended does not in any way increase the permitted hours of work of young persons, but empowers the Minister or, in certain limited cases, the inspector to permit the extension of the period during which young persons may work, provided that there is no actual increase in the number of hours worked. It is for the greater facility and flexibility of the working of the mines, and I think that it will meet with the approval of the House.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 79, line 1, agreed to.