National Committee for the Prevention of Destitution

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Formerly the National Committee for the Promotion of the Break Up of the Poor Law. Arthur Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister 1902-1905, set up a Royal Commission under Lord George Hamilton (1845-1927) to look into the Poor Law of 1832. The Act was considered to be too severe, it was no longer universally applied and was open to abuse. The Local Government Act of 1929 established a revised approach to the conditions of the poor.

From the guide to the National Committee for the Prevention of Destitution, 1910-1911, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn Papers of Beatrice and Sidney Webb, including Beatrice Webb's diaries and correspondence, 1835-[1985] British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf National Committee for the Prevention of Destitution, 1910-1911 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DESTITUTION, 1909-1912 British Library of Political and Economic Science
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London England
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Disadvantaged groups
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