RepositoryLancashire Archives
LevelSubCollection
Reference numberCC/PA
TitlePublic Assistance Committee
DescriptionOn 1 Apr 1930 responsibility for the poor law passed from the existing poor law unions and boards of guardians to the County Council. The Public Assistance Committee was set up at the end of 1929 to prepare for this change, and consisted of 56 members who were responsible for supervising 16 guardians area committees. The area committees within Lancashire were Ulverston, Lancaster, Fylde and Garstang, Preston and Chorley, Blackburn and Clitheroe, Burnley, Haslingden, Ormskirk, Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale and Bury, Prescot, Leigh, Barton Upon Irwell, Oldham and Ashton Under Lyne. In 1948 these responsiblities passed to central government.
Related materialSee PU for records of the pre 1930 boards of guardians
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