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GREAT BRITAIN Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on the Poor Laws
Report from the Select Committee on the Poor Laws: with the minutes of evidence taken before the committee; and an appendix. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 4 July 1817.
[London]: [1817].
169, [1] p. ; 35.0 cm. (2º)

House of Commons 462. The Chairman was William Sturges-Bourne, M.P.; the hearings were held between 27 February and 10 June 1817. The so-called Sturges-Bourne Act, 1819, based on the recommendations of this Report, empowered parishes to form a select vestry. These oligarchical bodies were much concerned with administering the provisions of the old Poor Law in the years leading up to the formation of Boards of Guardians in 1834.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with Report from the Select Committee on steam engines and furnaces, 1820 (q.v.) and J. Tinney, A compendious treatise of anatomy ... on ten folio copper-plates, 1827 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half maroon roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled and lettered spine.

Reference Number 3891


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