asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is now in a position to make a statement to the House regarding the ages of reservation of mine workers?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I have been asked to reply. Further consideration has been given to the reservation of colliery workers, and it has been decided to reduce the ages of reservation for a number of occupations.1065W
Following is the list:
Occupation. Age at present appearing in the Schedule. Amended age. COAL MINING. Colliery worker underground (excluding Roadman and Haulage man). Overman, deputy, examiner, fireman 25 23 Shot firer, Shot lighter 25 23 Timberman, roofman, repairer 23 21 Chargeman, Stallman (in charge) 21 18 Machineman (coal cutting), coal cutter (machine), coal cutting machineman, " iron man." 21 18 Flitter 21 18 Collier's assistant, collier's helper, getter's helper, hewer's helper, breaker's helper, stripper's helper, filler, loader. 21 18 Hard ground man's assistant, hard heading worker's assistant, rock header's assistant, borer's assistant, driller's assistant, stone drifter's assistant, stone miner's assistant, stoneman's assistant, tunneller's assistant, metal miner's assistant, crutter's assistant, mine driver's assistant, rock road driver's assistant, brancher's assistant. 23 18 Conveyor man, pan man 21 18 Conveyor shifter, conveyor drawer, conveyor erector, pan shifter, puller-up. 21 18 Colliery worker (underground) on Haulage, Roadways, etc. Master haulier, gaffer haulier, haulage chargeman, traffic man, corporal 25 23 Roadman, roadsman, blocklayer, road layer, rolleyman, wagon wayman, road fettler. 25 23 Drawer, hurrier, hutch runner, putter, trammer (hand haulage) 21 18 Haulier, kincher, pony driver, pony putter, galloway putter (horse haulage). 21 18 Haulage hand, rope changer, rope or tram rider, run rider, chain runner, rope runner, journey attendant, gear man (mechanical haulage). 21 18 Junction man, pointsman 21 18 Coupler, shackler, clipper, clipper-on, spragger 21 18 Colliery labourer (underground). Tip-end boy, tub loader, dumper, engine boy, tension end lad 21 18 Colliery worker (above ground). Pitman, shaftsman, shanksman 23 21 Pulleyman, ropeman 23 21