Central Government Control

  • Ivor H. Seeley


There was little central control of local government before 1830, apart from an indiscriminate and unco-ordinated form of judicial control. The courts took action only after difficulties occurred and these arrangements militated against the implementation of central policy and the control of expenditure. The need to secure uniformity of poor law administration countrywide resulted in the establishment of the Poor Law Commissioners and the forging of the present central-local relationships.


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© Ivor H. Seeley 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
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  1. 1.Trent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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