NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DESTITUTION 1909-1912
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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 Preven...
For a biographical history of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, see the description for the Passfield personal papers (Ref: Passfield). From the guide to the Album of photographs of cooperative shops in Leningrad, given to Sidney Webb, 1934, (British Library of Political and Economic Science) Married Sidney Webb (1859-1947), later Baron Passfield, in 1892. Epithet: social reformer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Desc...
British socialist and economist. He and his wife, Beatrice, were early members of the Fabian Society. From the description of [Letter, 19]29 Feb. 9, Passfield Corner, Liphook, Hants. [to] Esther Lowenthal / Sidney Webb. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464289622 Author and activist Sidney Webb, along with his wife Beatrice, was an influential force for social reform in Great Britain. A brilliant student, he earned a law degree and held political aspirations. He was won o...