Public Health Acts

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1848 Public Health Act
Encouraged local councils to set up health boards to improve sanitation and water supply
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1851
Window Tax removed - more ventilation and light allowed into buildings
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1875 Public Health Act
Local Authorities had to appoint a medical officer. Authorities had to: cover and maintain sewers properly, provide clean water, and pave and clean the streets. Local officers were appointed to check up on slaughterhouses and take responsibility to m
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The Artisans Dwelling Act 1875
Councils were given the power to pull down slums and build new houses
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1853
The Soap Tax abolished
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Card 2

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Window Tax removed - more ventilation and light allowed into buildings

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1851

Card 3

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Local Authorities had to appoint a medical officer. Authorities had to: cover and maintain sewers properly, provide clean water, and pave and clean the streets. Local officers were appointed to check up on slaughterhouses and take responsibility to m

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Councils were given the power to pull down slums and build new houses

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The Soap Tax abolished

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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