Select Committee on the Condition of the Working Classes of the Metropolis 1859-60

Committee established to assess and assist the underprivileged. Its report on the unemployed, the declines in rates of pay, accommodation, and the existence and extent of juvenile vagrancy in the public streets brought a realisation that the evils of the old world had indeed been transplanted to the new.

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1859 - 1860
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