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- noun a law providing support for the poor
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The administration of the Poor Law was based on the Parish, and yes there were stories of people being returned to their orginal parish in times of recession.
As I described previously, women had been elected to separate boards dealing with the Poor Law and the 1870 Education Act and were entitled to serve on the new urban and district councils from 1894.
'I stated at length that, as head of the Poor Law department, I ought to have knowledge of the pressure of taxation upon the incomes of the poor.
Other Committees at this period discussed Agriculture, Poor Law, Local