Mines (Prohibition of Child Labour Underground) Act 1900

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Mines (Prohibition of Child Labour Underground) Act 1900
Long title An Act to prohibit Child Labour Underground in Mines.
Chapter 63 & 64 Vict. c. 21
Dates
Royal Assent 30 July 1900
Other legislation
Repealing legislation Mines and Quarries Act 1954
Status: Repealed

The Mines (Prohibition of Child Labour Underground) Act 1900 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The statute prevented boys under the age of thirteen from working, or being (for the purposes of employment), in an underground mine.[1]

An estimated 3000 boys were affected by the new law,[1] which was passed on 30 July 1900.[2]

The act was repealed in full by the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (c. 70).[3]

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  1. ^ a b Pipkin, Charles W. (2005). Reprint, ed. Social Politics and Modern Democracies, Volume 2. Whitefish: Kessinger Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 1-4191-1091-8. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Bedwell, C. E. A.; The Earl of Roseberry; MacDonell, Sir John (1909). The Legislation of the Empire (Vol. 1). London: Butterworth & Co. p. 63. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mines and Quarries Act 1954". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 24 January 2012.