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Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act 1920

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[F1Part IVE+W+S+N.I. Convention fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Employment at Sea

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F1Part IV repealed (prosp.) by Merchant Shipping act 1970 (c. 36), s. 101(4), Sch. 5

Article 1E+W+S+N.I.

For the purpose of this Convention, the term “vessel” includes all ships and boats, of any nature whatsoever, engaged in maritime navigation, whether publicly or privately owned: it excludes ships of war.

Article 2E+W+S+N.I.

Children under the age of fourteen years shall not be employed or work on vessels other than vessels upon which only members of the same family are employed.

Article 3E+W+S+N.I.

The provisions of Article 2 shall not apply to work done by children on school ships or training ships, provided that such work is approved and supervised by public authority.

Article 4E+W+S+N.I.

In order to facilitate the enforcement of the provisions of this Convention, every shipmaster shall be required to keep a register of all persons under the age of sixteen years employed on board his vessel, or a list of them in the articles of agreement, and of the dates of their births.]

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