Health and Morals of Apprentices Act. The Act prohibited work­ house children apprenticed to textile factories from working m ore than 11 hours a day. They were also to have better accom­ m odation and be provided with elementary education. The Overseer o f the Poor and the local magistrates were to super­ vise the Act, but it failed to provide an efficient and independ­ ent inspectorate. Factory Act. Children under 9 years prohibited from working in cotton mills; those over 9 restricted to a 12-hour day. Truck Act. The Act prohibited payment in goods and tokens. All workers o ther than domestic servants to be paid entirely in coin. Factory Act: no young people under 18 to work m ore than 12 hours a day. Factory Act (also known as A lthorp’s Act). The Act applied only to textile factories and limited the hours of work for children and youths. Children aged from 9 to 12 to work a maximum of 9 hours a day and no more than 48 hours a week. Youths from 13 to 18 to work a maximum of 12 hours a day and no more than 69 hours a week. The employment of children under 9 was prohibited, except in silk factories, and night work by workers under 18 was banned, except in lace factories. Children from 9 to 11 (later raised to 13) were to have two hours’ compulsory education every day. The first four factory inspectors were appointed. Mines Act. This followed on a Royal Commission into m ining conditions. The Act prohibited women and girls and boys under 10 years of age from being employed underground. Inspectors of mines were appointed. Factory Act. The Act applied to textile factories and laid down that women and youths and young girls between 13 and 18 were not to work m ore than 12 hours a day. Hours of work for children under 13 were reduced from 9 to 6^2 hours a day with three hours’ education. The age at which children could start work was lowered from 9 to 8 . Factory Act. The Act restricted working hours for women and young persons in textile factories to 10 a day.