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(2) Historical background

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(2)     Historical background

Historically, statute sought to protect children and young persons at work in relation to their safety and working conditions, ever since the first Factories Act of 1802. Much of this accretion of statutory coverage (along with similar preferential treatment for women at work, which was increasingly viewed as anachronistic) was swept away by the Employment Act 1989. However, the UK government were then obliged to comply with the Young Workers Directive (Directive 94/33/EC PII [476]) which, in relation to anyone under 18, was done by 1997 amendments to the Management of

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