Editors. "Act limiting working hours for children". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17863, accessed 30 May 2015.]
In Britain, an Act is passed 'to regulate Cotton Mills and Factories', with particular regard to young people. By its terms, no one under sixteen years old is to work more than twelve hours per day, excluding time for meals.
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