Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Liability of parents for unlawful employment of children and young persons.

139.—If a child or young person is employed at a mine or quarry in contravention of the provisions of this Act, the parent of the child or young person shall be guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, unless it appears to the court that the contravention occurred without the consent, connivance or wilful default of the parent.