Government increased opposition; why did they take action; the commission of enquiry

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WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT INCREASE OPPOSITION:

  • the 1815 Corn Laws passed by a Tory government made it so foreign corn could only be imported if the home grown corn reached 80 shillings
  • people believed the Corn Laws kept the price of bread high and therefore kept poverty levels high
  • 1817 Report of Select Committee condemned the Poor Laws for creating poverty

WHY DID THEY TAKE ACTION IN 1832?:

  • because of the 1400 incidents of swing riots

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