Poor Law Commissioners’ Report of 1834
A path-breaking British Parliamentary report, primarily written by Nassau Senior and Edwin Chadwick, into the state of public charity in Britain. It was one of the key pieces of reformist legislation during the Victorian era.
Poor Law Commissioners’ Report of 1834. Copy of the Report made in 1834 by the Commissioners for Inquiring into the Administration and Practical Operation of the Poor Laws. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty (London: Printed for H.M. Stationery Off. by Darling and Son, 1905).
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Table of Contents
- ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE LAWS FOR THE RELIEF OF THE POOR. REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS. TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
- [Part I.] PROGRESS OF THE LAW
- [Part I, Section 1] ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW
- [Part I, Section 1, (Administration of the Law, continued):] IN-DOOR RELIEF.
- [Part I, Section 2] PROGRESSIVENESS OF BURDEN
- [Part I, Section 3] OBJECTIONS TO AMENDMENT
- [Part I, Section 4] OPERATION OF THE LAW AS ADMINISTERED
- [Part I, Section 5] CHARACTER OF PERSONS WHO DISTRIBUTE AND AWARD RELIEF
- [Part I, Section 6] SETTLEMENT.
- [Part I, Section 7] BASTARDY.
- [Part I, Section 8] LEGISLATIVE MEASURES CONSIDERED, BUT NOT RECOMMENDED:
- [Part II] REMEDIAL MEASURES.
- [Part II, Section 1] PRINCIPLE OF ADMINISTERING RELIEF TO THE INDIGENT
- [Part II, Section 2] PRINCIPLE OF LEGISLATION
- [Part II, Section 3] AGENCY FOR CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE INTENTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE—A CENTRAL BOARD OF CONTROL
- [Part II, Section 4] FURTHER LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT