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Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill

A Bill to permit young persons to carry out voluntary work on a heritage railway or tramway

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Permit young persons to carry out voluntary work on a heritage railway or tramway.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Permitting young persons to carry out voluntary work on heritage railways and tramways

Nothing in section 1(1) of the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act of 1920 (restrictions on the employment of women, young persons and children in industrial undertakings) shall be taken as preventing a young person from undertaking voluntary work on a heritage railway or a heritage tramway.

2 Interpretation

For the purposes of this Act –

(a) “heritage railway” and “heritage tramway” have the same respective meanings as in regulation 2 of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/557);

(b) “voluntary work” means an activity carried out unpaid (except for any travel or other out-of-pocket expenses) on a heritage railway or a heritage tramway with the aim of benefiting that body; and

(c) “young person” has the same meaning as “child” in section 558 of the Education Act 1996 (meaning of “child” for purposes of enactments relating to employment of children or young persons), save that the person concerned must have attained the age of 12 years.

3 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Act 2017.



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