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dinner time begins before one o'clock at the beginning of dinner time ; and

(3). The period of employment for a child in an afternoon set shall, except on Saturday, begin at one o'clock in the afternoon, or at any later hour at which the dinner time terminates, and end at the same hour as if the child were a young person*; and

(4). The period of employment for any child on Saturday shall begin and end at the same hour as if the child was a young person; and

( A child shall not be employed in two successive periods of seven days in a morning set ; and a child shall not be employed on two successive Saturdays, nor on Saturday in any week if on any other day in the same week his period of employment has ex. ceeded five hours and a half; and

(6). When a child is employed on the alternate day system, the period of employment for such child and the time allowed for meals shall be the same as if the child were a young person; but the child shall not be employed on two successive days, and shall not be employed on the same day of the week in two successive weeks; and

(7). A child shall not on either system be employed continuously for any longer period than he could be if he were a young person without an interval of at least half an hour for a meal.

13. With respect to the employment of young persons and women in a non-textile factory, and of young persons in a workshop, the following regulations shall be observed :

(1). The period of employment, except on Saturday shall (save as in this act specially excepted), either began at six o'clock in the morning and end at six o'clock in the evening, or begin at seven o'clock in the morning and end at seven o'clock in the evening, and

(2). The period of employment on Saturday shall (save as in this act specially excepted) begin at six o'clock in the morning or at seven o'clock in the morning, and end at two o'clock in the afternoon, and

(3) There shall be allowed for meals during the said period of employment in the factory or workshop

(a). On every day except Saturday not less than one hour and a half, of which one hour at least, either at the same time or at different times, shall be before three o'clock in the afternoon, and

*And see the Factory and Workshop Act, 1883 (46 and 47) Vict. c. 53, s. 14), post.

(6). On Saturday not less than half an hour, and (4). A young person or a woman in a non textile factory and a young person in a workshop shall not be employed continuously for more than five hours without an interval of at least half an hour for a meal.

14. With respect to the employment of children in a non-textile factory and a workshop the following regulations shall be observed:

(1). Children shall not be employed except either on the system of employment in morning and afternoon sets,* or (in a factory or workshop in which not less than two hours are allowed for meals on every day except on Saturday) on the system of employment on alternate days only; and

(2). The period of employment for a child in a morning set on every day, including Saturday, shall begin at six or seven o'clock in the morning and end at one o'clock in the afternoon or, if the dinner time begins before one o'clock, at the beginning of dinner time; and

(3). The period of employment for a child in an afternoon set on every day, including Saturday, shall begin at one o'clock in the afternoon, or at any hour later than half-past twelve o'clock at which the dinner time terminates, and end on Saturday at two o'clock in the afternoon, and on any other day at six or seven o'clock in the evening, according as the period of employment for children in the morning set began at six or seven o'clock in the morning; and

(4). A child shall not be employed in two successive periods of seven days in a morning set, nor in two successive periods of seven days in an afternoon set, and a child shall not be employed on Saturday in any week in the same set in which he has been employed on any other day of the same week; and (5). When a child is employed on the alternate day system

(a). The period of employment for such child shall, except on Saturday, either begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at six o'clock in the evening, or begin at seven o'clock in the morning and end at seven o'clock in the evening; and

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*See Factory and Workshops Act, 1883, post.

(6). The period of employment for such child shall on Saturday begin at six or seven o'clock in the morning and end at two o'clock in the afternoon; and

(c). There shall be allowed to such child for meals during the said period of employment not less, on any day except Saturday, than two hours, and on Saturday than half an hour; but

(d). The child shall not be employed in any manner on two successive days, and shall not be employed on the same day of the week in two successive weeks; and

(6). A child shall not on either system be employed continuously for more than five hours without an interval of at least half an hour for a meal.

(15). With respect to the employment of women in workshops, the following regulations shall be observed:

(1). In a workshop which is conducted on the system of employing therein children and young persons, or either of them, a woman shall not be employed except during the same period and subject to the same restrictions as if she were a young person; and regulations of this act with respect to the employmeut of young persons in a workshop shall apply accordingly to the employment of women in that workshop; and

(2). In a workshop which is conducted on the system of not employing therein either children or young persons

(a). The period of employment for a woman shall, except on Saturday, begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at nine o'clock in the evening, and shall on Saturday begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at four o'clock in the afternoon ; and

(6). There shall be allowed to a woman for meals and absence from work during the period of employment not less, except on Saturday, than four hours and a half, and on Saturday than two hours and a half.

A workshop shall not be deemed to be conducted on the system of non-employing therein children or young persons until the occupier has served on an inspector notice of his intention to conduct his workshop on that system.

16. Where persons are employed at home, that is to say, in a private house, room, or place which, though used as a dwelling, is by reason of the work carried on there a factory or workshop within

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the meaning of this act, and in which neither steam, water nor other mechanical power is used in aid of the manufacturing process carried on there, and in which the only persons employed are members of the same family dwelling there, the foregoing regulations of this act with respect to the employinent of children, young per. sons, and women, shall not apply to such factory or workshop, and in lieu thereof the following regulations shall be observed therein :

(1). A child or young person shall not be employed in the factory or workshop except during the period of employment hereinafter mentioned; and

(2). The period of employment for a young person shall, except on Saturday, begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at nine o'clock in the evening, and shall on Saturday begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at four o'clock in the afternoon; and

(3.) There shall be allowed to every young person for meals and absence from work during the period o' employment not less, except on Saturday, than four hours and a half, and on Saturday than two hours and a half; and

(4). The period of employment for a child on every day either shall begin at six o'clock in the morning and end at one o'clock in the afternoon, or shall begin at one o'clock in the afternoon and end at eight o'clock in the evening, or on Saturday at four o'clock in the afternoon; and (or the purposes of the provisions of this act respecting education, such child shall be deemed according to circumstances, to be employed in a morning or afternoon set; and

(5) A child shall not be employed before the hour of one in the afternoon in two successive periods of seven days, nor after that hour in two successive periods of seven days; and a child shall not be employed on Saturday in any week before the hour of one in the afternoon, if on any other day in the same week he has been employed before that hour, nor after that hour if on any other day of the same week he has been employed after that hour; and

(6). A child shall not be employed continuously for more than five hours without an interval of at least half an hour for a meal.

17. With respect to meals the following regulations shall (save as in this act specially excepted) be observed in a factory and work. shop:

(1) All children, young persons, and women employed therein shall have the times allowed for meals at the same hour of the day;

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(2). A child, young person, or woman shall not, during any part of the times allowed for meals in the factory or workshop, be employed in the factory or the workshop, or be allowed to remain in a room in which a manufacturing process or handicraft is then being carried on.

18. The period of employment on Saturday for a young person or woman in a non-textile factory or workshop may be of the same length as on any other day, if the period of employment of such young person or woman has not exceeded eight hours on any day of the same week, and if notice has been affixed in the factory or workshop, and served on the inspector.

19. The occupier of a factory or workshop may from time to time fix within the limits allowed by this act, and shall (save as is in this act specially excepted) specify in a notice affixed in the factory or workshop, the period of employment, the times allowed for meals, and whether the children are employed on the system of morning and afternoon sets or of alternate days.

The period of employment and the times allowed for meals in the factory or workshop shall be deemed to be the period and times specified in the notice affixed in the factory or workshop; and all the children in the factory or workshop shall be employed either on the system of morning and afternoon sets, or on the system of alternate days, according to the system for the time being specified in such notice:

Provided that a change in such period or times or system of employment shall not be made until after the occupier has served on an inspector and affixed in the factory or workshop notice of his intention to make such change, and shall not be made oftener than once a quarter, unless for special cause allowed in writing by an inspector.

20. A child under the age of ten years shall not be employed in a factory or workshop.

21. A child, young person, or women, shall not (save as is in

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