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4a. What work
were women doing in the coal mines?
4b. What was
being criticised in the report?
Think about the
evidence in sources 2, 3 and 4.
the concerns that the report raises about women and girls working in the
4d. Do you
think that banning women from working in the mines was good or bad for
This extract comes from the
same report on mines published by Lord Ashley in 1842.