Local Government Board and predecessors: Legal Department and Order Department: Workhouse Expenditure, Registers of Authorisations

Details of MH 34
Reference:MH 34
Title:
Local Government Board and predecessors: Legal Department and Order Department: Workhouse Expenditure, Registers of Authorisations
Description:

This series contains registers of authorisations of the Local Government Board and its predecessors relating to works of improvement, extension, alteration and repair of workhouses. The registers note the date and number of orders authorizing expenditure, related correspondence, and details of expenditure, costs, loans, and tenure.

Date: 1834-1902
Related Material: For copies of orders see:
MH 64
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Local Government Board, Legal Branch, 1871-1919
Local Government Board, Order Department, 1871-1919
Poor Law Board, Legal Department, 1847-1871
Poor Law Commission, Legal Department, 1834-1847
Physical description: 11 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Legal Department was established by the Poor Law Commission to provide legal advice and to undertake general legal work, including the drafting of orders issued by the commission. The bulk of the work consisted of the determination of appeals against decisions of district auditors disallowing items in accounts and imposing surcharges.

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