Chapter 1: How effective was the Old Poor Law?

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What was the year of the Elizabethan Poor Law?
1601
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What was the main procedure under the Elizabethan Poor Law?
Parishes were responsible for providing poor relief
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Where did the impotent poor go?
The Poor House
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Who were the impotent poor?
Children, the sick and the old
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Where did the able-bodied poor go?
Workhouses
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Where did the idle poor go?
The House of Correction
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What happened beacause of the parishes becoming responsible for the poor
There was a great reliance on the parish
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Who employed the Overseers?
Magistrates/Justices of the Peace
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What did the Overseers of the Poor do?
Collect poor rate from local land owners
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Name a positive of using the Overseers
They were able to determine the impotent poor from the idle, those seeking relief knew who was administering it or greater humanity and sensitivity could be shown towards the poor
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Name a negative of using the Overseers
Overseers could be corrupt, use the relief to settle old scores or constant treatment of the poor was impossible
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What was a problem with the parishes being responsible for their "own poor"?
The population had become mobile, making them move out of parishes
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What did the Elizabethan Law state in accordance to settlement?
Paupers had to return to birth parish to receive relief
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What did the Settlement Law of 1662 state?
Had to go to the parish you were born in or married in to receive relief
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What did the Settlement Law of 1667 state?
Strangers without Settlement Certificates could be sent away if they seeked relief
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What was the main problem with the system of indoor relief?
It wasn't cost effective
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What did the Knatchbulls Act allow?
Parishes to buy buildings to use as workhouses
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What did the Gilberts Act allow?
Parishes could form Unions and share workhouses
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Which was more favoured? (Indoor or Outdoor Relief)
Outdoor Relief
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Name a positive about outdoor relief
Easy to administer or it's flexible
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What was the Speenhamland System?
Poor rate issued linked to the price of bread and how many family members there was
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What was the Labour Rate?
Ratepayers paid less if they employed poor laubourers
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What was the Roundsman System?
Labourers traveled around the parish to find work
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