Merchant Shipping Act, 1906
The Merchant Shipping Act of 1906 introduced a number of measures aimed at protecting British maritime interests. The Act also looked to make shipping safer for mariners. The Act faced objections from both ship owners and sailors associations.
The Act introduced shipping load limits, which would make sailing safer. These applied to any ship departing from a British port. The legislation also set out minimum requirements for sailors accommodation; language tests for those wishing to be on the crew of a British vessel and rules about provisions and safety for the crew.
Trade Disputes Act 1906 Workmens Compensation Act 1906 Merchant Shipping Act 1906
Education (Provision of Meals) Act 1906 Education (Administrative Provisions) Act 1907 Matrimonial Causes Act 1907
Coal Mines Regulation Act 1908 Children’s and Young Persons Act (Children’s Charter) 1908 Old Age Pensions Act 1908
Labour Exchange Act 1909 Trade Board Act 1909 Housing and Town Planning Act 1909
National Insurance Act 1911 Shops Act 1911 Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act 1912
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