WORLD HISTORY Use the document to answer the following questions. The British Parliament debated a bill that would ban factory owners from hiring children under the age of nine or working children under sixteen longer than sixteen hours in a day. "[Lord Kenyon] proceeded to enter into some detail of the evidence given before the committee, for the purpose of showing the Injury that resulted to the health of the children, from being employed for 14, 15, or 16 hours a day in places heated to 80, 85 and nearly 90 degrees... The Earl of Rosslyn said, . . . (it was) as an incontestible fact, that parents were the natural guardians of the health and prosperity of their own children, and that the legislature ought to be slow to interfere with free labour.... “—from the record of the House of Lords debate on the Cotton Factories Regulation Bill, June 14,1819. Is Lord Kenyon's evidence of children's working conditions in cotton mills believable?