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1

When was the Gilbert's Act?

1782

2

What did the passing of the Gilbert's Act allow?

Allowed parishes to group together to support a poorhouse

3

When did Joseph Townsend publish 'Dissertations on the Poor Laws'?

1786

4

Who published 'Dissertations on the Poor Laws'?

Joseph Townsend

5

When did Bentham first expound his 'happiness principle'?

1789

6

When was the Speenhamland welfare system adopted?

1795

7

When was the Poor Employment Act passed?

1817

8

What did the Poor Employment Act do?

Granted public money to employ poor in public works

9

When was the Act for the Regulation of Parish Vestries passed?

1818

10

What did the passing of the Act for the Regulation of Parish Vestries do?

Allowed committees to judge relief claims

11

When was the Act to Amend the Laws for Relief of the Poor passed?

1819

12

When was the Royal Commission on Poor Relief established?

1st February 1832

13

When was the Poor Law Amendment Act passed?

1834

14

When was the Poor Law Commission created?

1834

15

Which Act created the Poor Law Commission?

Poor Law Amendment Act

16

When did the Royal Commission publish their report on poor relief?

1834

17

When did 'The Times' speak out publicly against the poor law?

30th April 1834

18

In 1834 which newspaper spoke out publicly against the poor law?

'The Times'

19

When did the Poor Law Commission begin work in southern England?

1835

20

When was the General Prohibitory Order passed?

1836

21

What did the passing of the General Prohibitory Order do?

Forbade outdoor relief

22

When was the Registration Act?

1836

23

What did the Registration Act do?

Required registration of births, deaths and marriages

24

When was the Andover workhouse established?

1836

25

When was the first part of Oliver Twist published?

1837

26

When did the Poor Law Commission begin work in the industrial north?

1837

27

When did the Huddersfield Board of Guardians refuse to elect a clerk for the Union?

1837

28

When were the riots in Bradford?

1837

29

What did the Huddersfield Board of Guardians refuse to do in 1837?

Refuse to elect a clerk for the union

30

When was a General Prohibitory Order set aside for Lancashire and Yorkshire?

1838