HC Deb 05 June 1924 vol 174 cc1487-8W

asked the Home Secretary if it is his intention to raise the age of examination of young persons for factory employment from 16 to 18 in order to link up the inspections under the Factory Act with that of the school medical services and other public health services?


I have decided, after consultation with the Ministry of Health, to include in the Factories Bill the recommendation in favour of raising the age which has been made by the Departmental Committee presided over by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office. The hon. Member will find the provision in Clause 91 of the Bill.