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II. And be it enacted, that so much of the 13 & 14 Vict. said secondly recited Act as requires notice in the form given in the schedule (C.) to such Act Provision of of the hours of work of all young persons, and 48 Victr.
c. 15, requirfemales above the age of eighteen years, em- ing notices ployed in the factory, to be hung or fixed up in of times of any factory (i), and so much of the same Act and ending as enacts that in any complaint of the employ- hang up, ment of any person in a factory otherwise than repoaled. is allowed by that Act the time of beginning work in the morning which shall be stated in any notice fixed up in the factory, signed by the occupier or his agent, shall be taken to be the time when all persons in the factory, except children beginning to work in the afternoon, began work on any day subsequent to the date of such notice, so long as the same continued fixed up in the factory (k), shall be repealed.
III. And whereas by the said secondly re- Meal times cited Act (?), it was enacted, that the times botween halfallowed for meal times, as provided by the said past seven in
the morning firstly recited Act (m), should be taken between and six in the hours of half-past seven in the morning and the evening. half-past seven in the evening: Be it enacted, that the times allowed for such meal times as aforesaid shall be taken between the hours of half-past seven in the morning and six in the evening; and, subject to such alteration as aforesaid, all the provisions of the said firstly and secondly recited Acts concerning meal times and
register within the meaning of the Factory Acts. Id., 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 27 ; ante.
(i) 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 28; ante.
to be ein
c. 15, in
lost time after seven in the
child or young
13 & 14Vict. notice of meal times (n) shall remain applicable
to all young persons, and to all females above the age of eighteen years, employed in any factory.
IV. And whereas by the said secondly recited fernales not Act, it was enacted (o), that in any factory in
which any part of the machinery was moved by ployed under 7 & 8 Vict. the power of water the time which should have recovering
been lost by stoppages from want of water, or from too much water, might be recovered within
six months next after the stoppage, between the evening.
hours specified in the said firstly recited Act as
day shall not together exceed one hour. Time during V. And whereas by the said secondly recited which young Act it was enacted (), that in any factory in females may which any part of the machinery was moved by
(n) These provisions are those cited in the two preceding notes ; and also 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 28 ; ante.
(0) 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 33 ; ante.
(p) For the corresponding enactment respecting children, see 16 & 17 Vict. c. 104 (The Factory Act, 1853), s. 3 ; post.
(2) 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 34 ; ante.
SO 13 & 14 VICT.
the power of water, when the stream was diminished by drought or swollen by flood during any part of the day that any part of the manu- be einployed facturing machinery driven by the water-wheel under 7 & 8
Vict. c. 15, had been stopped by reason of such drought or s. 34, in flood, the young persons who would have been recovering employed at such machinery might recover such lost time during the night next following the said day, unless the said day was Saturday ; provided that no such young person should be employed during any twenty-four consecutive hours for a greater number of hours than that to which the ordinary daily labour of such young persons in factories was otherwise restricted by law, and that no young person so employed in the night should work more than five hours without an entire cessation from work of at least thirty minutes : Be it enacted, that for the purposes of the last recited enactment the word ' night” shall include the whole period between six of the clock in the evening and six of the clock in the morning (r); and no young person, and no female above the age of eighteen years, shall be employed to recover such lost time as last aforesaid during any twenty-four consecutive hours for more than ten hours and a half of another hour; and, save as hereinbefore mentioned, young persons and females may be employed to recover lost time according to the provisions of the said secondly recited Act. VI. Provided always, and be it enacted, that Power to
employ during all or part of the period between the 30th day of September of any year and the sons from 1st day of April of the following year, young morning to persons, and females above the age of eighteen evening,
seven in the
(r) That comprises the whole of that space of time during which the daily work is as a general rule prohibited.
13 & 14 Vict. years (8), may be employed, except on Saturday,
between the hours of seven of the clock of the morning and seven of the clock of the evening,
instead of the hours hereinbefore limited, under Sept. to 1st April,
the following regulations and conditions (that
is to say), notice signed by the occupier of any tain regula
factory, or his agent, of the intention to employ young persons and females under this provision, specifying the period, not being less than one month, during which they are to be so employed in such factory, shall be given to one of the inspectors of factories, and a notice to the like effect, in such form as shall be approved by such inspector, and signed by such occupier, or his agent, and by such inspector, shall be hung or fixed up, and during the period specified in the notice shall be kept fixed up, according to the directions for other notices in the said secondly recited Act (t) in such factory; and during the period specified in such notice young persons, and females above the age of eighteen years, may be employed in such factory after six of the clock and not later than seven of the clock in the evening of any day, except Saturday ; and during the period specified in such notice (save to recover lost time as herein provided) no young person, and no female above the age of eighteen years, shall be employed in such factory before seven of the clock in the morning of any day, except Saturday; and the provisions hereinbefore contained shall, as to every day, except Saturday, during the period specified in such notice, take effect as if seven of the clock in the morning and seven of the clock in the evening
(s) For the corresponding enactment respecting children, see 16 & 17 Vict. c. 104, s. 2; post.
(t) 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 28; ante.
were throughout substituted for six of the clock 13 & 14 Vicr in the morning and six of the clock in the evening respectively (u).
VII. And whereas by the said secondly recited Repeal of Act (v) it was enacted, that any child above provision in eleven years of age, employed solely in the wind-c. 15, as to ing and throwing of raw silk, and who shall above eleven have obtained the surgical certificate required by marlove age
employed this (sic) Act of his having completed his eleventh solely in
and year, may work, without any proof of having throwing or attended a school, for any time not exceeding ten raw silk; hours on any working day, but not after halfpast four of the clock of the afternoon of any Saturday : And whereas it is expedient that so much of the said recited Act should be repealed : Be it therefore enacted, that so much of the said Act as is hereinbefore recited shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and in lieu thereof it and in lien shall be lawful for any child employed solely in dren above the winding and throwing of raw silk, who shall be employed have obtained the surgical certificate (w) required by the said secondly recited Act of his having completed his eleventh year, to be employed in all respects as young persons may be employed under this Act.
VIII. And be it enacted, that every young Young perperson, and every female above the
age of eighteen years, who shall be employed in any factory, or employed shall be allowed to remain in any room where times, &c.,
as young persons.
sons and females
(u) As to the power of the Secretary of State, by order, to permit the employment children, young persons, and women, between the hours of seven in the morning and seven in the evening, and of eight in the morning and eight in the evening, see 30 & 31 Vict. c. 103 (The Factory Acts Extension Act, 1867), sch., par. 12; post.
(v) 7 & 8 Vict. c. 15, s. 72 ; ante.