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One of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation of the entire Nineteenth Century was the Poor Law Amendment Act [PLAA] which abolished systems of poor relief that had existed since the passing of the Elizabethan Poor Law of The new legislation established workhouses throughout England and Wales. It was extended to Ireland in Reform Act – govt more concerned with welfare of people New legislation passed for housing, public health etc, so natural to take on Poor Law too. – Poor Law Board replaced with Local Government Board. 2. The cost of the Poor Law went down The cost per capita for , for example, was the same as it had been 20 yearsFile Size: 80KB. Poor relief costs rose to £ million by and poor economic conditions in and had seen the numbers seeking relief rise to two million people. The result was the establishment in August of a Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and the Relief of Distress by the outgoing Conservative government chaired by Lord George Hamilton. The Poor Relief Act (The Settlement Act) The Poor Relief Act of An Act for the better Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom is often known as the Settlement and Removal Act. It gave a newcomer to a parish the right to a "settlement" — and thus the right to poor relief — in any place where he had lived unchallenged for forty days.
The Library at the University of Southampton has a particularly strong collection of British Parliamentary Publications known as the Ford Collection. The Collection is named after the late Professor Percy Ford, who, with his wife Dr Grace Ford, brought the collection to Southampton and conducted research based on the collection. MS 8, Documents relating to Messrs. Hodges and Smith, booksellers, of College Green, Dublin, including two letters from Sir Thomas Larcom GO MS Copy of confirmation of arms to Thomas Larcom of the Phoenix Park, Dublin 3 Feb. P. Microfilm of the minute book of Athy Town Commissioners (16 June – 22 October ), also containing copies of correspondence File Size: KB. History Impact of the Reform Act. STUDY. PLAY. Impact / most adults living with their parents / lodgers who paid rent of less than £10 a year / those receiving poor relief - in counties, agricultural labourers, who constituted the majority of the population, still had no vote. L/11/1. Minutes Relating to Poor Relief, L/11/2. General Business, Date: s Related material: Other Documents in the Archives Department Relating to St. Mary's, Prestwich Papers relating to appointments of rectors, M39/5/1/ Papers relating to appointment of curates, M39/5/3/
The Poor Relief Act (14 Car 2 c 12) was an Act of the Cavalier Parliament of was an Act for the Better Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom and is also known as the Settlement Act or, more honestly, the Settlement and Removal purpose of the Act was to establish the parish to which a person belonged (i.e. his/her place of "settlement"), and hence clarify . SELBY ABBEY (continued) SEL 87 Parochial officers (continued) 86 overseers of the poor (continued) 85 poor law union rate books 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 notice of votes cast for the election of the guardians of the poor 87 . Nos. Year books. Nos. Letters from the Poor Law Board, Local Government Board and Ministry of Health. Nos. Orders of the Poor Law Board and Local Government Board. Nos. Regulations and standing orders. Nos. Seal books. Nos. Annual reports of the Board and its committees. The major reason for the passing of the Poor Law Amendment Act was to cut the poor rates, particularly in the rural south of England. This document from the Poor Law Commissioners details the effectiveness of the legislation. It is clear that no attention is paid to the humanitarian effects of the PLAA and that the Commissioners were interested mainly in the financial savings made by the.