Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834

The Poor Law Amendment Act appointed three commissioners to put the new system into effect. The commissioners grouped parishes into 600 Poor Law 'unions' and appointed boards of guardians to oversee workhouses. The Act was hated by the poor, and the process of centralisation made the commissioners unpopular. In 1847 the Commission was replaced by the Poor Law Board, under ministerial control.
HLRO HL/PO/PU/1/1834/4&5W4n220 (1834)

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