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Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act 1920

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1 Restrictions on the employment of women, young persons, and children in industrial undertakings.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)No child shall be employed in any industrial undertaking.

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[F3(4)Where persons under the age of sixteen years are employed in any industrial undertaking, a register of all persons under that age who are so employed, and of the dates of their birth, shall be kept and shall at all times be open to inspection.]

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(6)This section, so far as it relates to employment in [F4mines and quarries within the meaning of the M1Mines and Quarries Act 1954], and factories and workshops, shall have effect as if it formed part of [F4the M2Mines and Quarries Act 1954], and [F5the M3Factories Act 1961], respectively, and the provisions of those Acts relating to registers to be kept thereunder shall apply to the registers required to be kept under this Act.

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In the case of employment in any place other than the places aforesaid F6. . .

[F7(a)The following provisions, namely—

(i)sections 21(1) and (2) and 28(1) and (3) of the Children and Young Persons Act M41933,

(ii)sections 31(1) and (2) and 36(1) and (3) of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act M51937, or

(iii)sections 39(1) and (3) to (5) and 45(1), (3) and (4) of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) M61968,

shall have effect in relation to the employment of a child in an industrial undertaking in contravention of this Act as they have effect in relation to the employment of a child in contravention of Part II of that Act of 1933, of Part III of that Act of 1937 or of Part III of that Act of 1968, as the case may be; and]

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(c)If any person being the employer of a [F9person under the age of sixteen years] fails to keep such a register so required to be kept by him as aforesaid, or refuses or neglects when required to produce it for inspection by an officer of a local authority under the said Act, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds [F10level 2 on the standard scale]; and

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F1S. 1(2)(5) repealed (1.5.1995) by Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (c. 36), s. 100(3), Sch. 5 (with Sch. 4); S.I. 1995/965, art. 2, Sch. and subject to an amendment to s. 1(2) (prosp.) by 1998 c. 31, ss. 112(2), 145(3) (with ss. 138(9), 144(6))

F4Words substituted by virtue of Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (c. 70), Sch. 4

F5Words substituted by virtue of Factories Act 1961 (c. 34), Sch. 6 para. 1

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