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Re: Mining legislation 1860 - England
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 04 July 19 17:56 BST (UK) »
You can read all about the debates on “mines regulation and inspection bill 1860” on historic hansard
but nothing about whether it ever got passed, or fell by the wayside.

Mike

Thank you, Mike.

As various websites (some more reliable than others!) refer to an Act I think it is reasonable to assume that the Bill was passed, but the likelihood is that it only covered the coal industry.

Philip

See my reply #3.
I would have thought the UK Parliament's own website would be one of the more reliable ones ??? 

Carol

So would I, but you would think they would get the title correct. ;) :) ;)

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Re: Mining legislation 1860 - England
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 04 July 19 18:15 BST (UK) »
As you can see from the newspaper report boys between ten and twelve can still be employed underground with certain conditions.

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Re: Mining legislation 1860 - England
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 04 July 19 18:54 BST (UK) »
From the Western Morning News - Saturday 29 December 1860

Stan

Stan, you star!

That tells me everything I needed to know.  Thank you so much.

Philip
Please help me to help you by citing sources for information.

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Re: Mining legislation 1860 - England
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 04 July 19 19:16 BST (UK) »
It looks as though the sites that state  The Coal  Mines  Regulation  Act  of  1860  raised the age limit for boys from 10 to 12 did not know the actual wording of the Act and that boys between ten and twelve could still be employed underground with certain conditions.
The 1887 Act states that no boy or girl under twelve years of age shall be so employed.
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